Whatever happened to Craig Mackenzie, ebullient younger brother of Kelvin and still, in name at least, deputy editor of the Irish edition of The Sun?
The man, formerly known as The Bouncing Bogbrush, but who now prefers the somewhat more modest sobriquet of “The Maestro”, was suspended from his role last October.
Chief sub Mal Tattersall was parachuted in from Wapping at 24 hours notice to take his place and help continue the tradition of trying to drink Dublin’s pubs dry.
Since then, some of the Irish staff are said to have unburdened themselves to management about Mack’s forthright style.
But that was more than four months ago and since then there has been no word of Mack the younger’s fate. Now those same Dublin hacks are growing increasingly jittery that the complaints they were so quick to make could come back to haunt them if he does eventually return to his old job.
Meanwhile, staff in Wapping are wondering if “The Maestro”, exiled from Ireland, could suddenly end up working with them instead.
Sun management declined to comment to Axegrinder about Mack’s whereabouts. If you’ve seen him, perhaps you could let me know?