Press Association (PA) has hired Rosie Cowan as political editor
for Ireland. Cowan, who has also been named deputy editor for Ireland,
joined PA’s Belfast office a year ago from the Belfast Telegraph, where
she was business editor.
Her role is a new one at PA, which has decided to increase its political
coverage as activity in Northern Ireland’s assembly gathers pace. The
assembly has existed for a year in shadow form, but is due to assume
executive powers this spring, provided the peace talks do not break
Based in Stormont with political correspondent Dan McGinn, Cowan is
heading PA’s coverage of the Northern Ireland Assembly, which includes a
special parliamentary service, IrishFile. Subscribers to IrishFile
receive extensive coverage of the assembly and Irish interest news
stories not included in PA’s main service.
PA Ireland editor Deric Henderson said: ’Rosie Cowan and Dan McGinn are
highly regarded by all sides at Stormont.’