Alan English has been named as the new editor of the Sunday Independent. 

Mr English has been Group Editorial Director with regional media group Iconic Newspapers since 2016. Before that he was editor of the Limerick Leader for nine years. 

Alan takes over from Cormac Bourke at the Sunday Independent. 

Mr Bourke was appointed editor of the Irish Independent and last year. 

The Sunday Independent is part of the Independent News and Media (INM) group, which is a subsidiary of Belgian group Mediahuis.