Freelance journalist Jack Murray joined the Progressive Democrats,
the minority party in Ireland’s coalition government, this month as the
party’s press officer. Murray reports to the party’s general secretary,
John Higgins, and will liaise closely with assistant government press
secretary John Murray, (no relation). Jack Murray holds the only PR post
at the party’s headquarters and is responsible for local councillors and
senators. He replaces Kirstin Quinn, who left last year to join the
Electricity Supply Board as a public affairs consultant.