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Edmund Curran: Editor-in-chief of Independent News and Media in Northern Ireland, publishers of the Belfast Telegraph. 2005-2009.

He was editor of the Belfast Telegraph from 1993 until 2005 and had previously been launch editor of the sister paper, Sunday Life. He joined the Belfast Telegraph in 1966 as a graduate trainee reporter and after spells as reporter, features writer and leader writer, was appointed deputy editor in 1974.

A former president of the Society of Editors, he was the first editor from Northern Ireland to serve on the Press Complaints Commission. He is a member of the Newspaper Society Political, Editorial and Regulatory Affairs Committee and also of the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee. He was awarded the OBE in June 2006 for services to journalism.