The freshly-created position of editor-in-chief at INM has now been filled by Stephen Rae, who is stepping up from his position as editor of the daily Irish Independent.
Research commissioned by the free Galway Advertiser newspaper has indicated continuing strong support from readers, despite growing competition from the internet.
Irishman Conor Hillery, who was last week named as co-head of JP Morgan's investment banking business in Britain, said investor interest in Ireland is on the rise.
There were some very pleased shareholders at Independent News and Media's (INM) extraordinary general meeting last week.
International retailers are committed to the Irish market, according to the head of retail and wholesale at Barclays Corporate Banking.
Newspaper groups have handled the shift to digital consumption in their own ways, ranging from a head-in-the-sand approach to a decisive commitment one way or the other.