Clarke: “proud” of IoS success
artin Clarke, editor-in-chief of Ireland on Sunday, is to bolster the top line-up of The Mail on Sunday as executive editor as he returns from a threeyear stint in Dublin.
Clarke, a former editor of the Daily Record and The Scotsman, has helped Associated Newspapers’ IoS to treble its circulation to nearly 160,500 since it relaunched in May 2002.
Ted Verity, who joined Clarke at the IoS from the MoS, where he was associate editor, is to replace him as editor-in-chief.
Verity has been deeply involved with the development of the IoS since the title was purchased by Associated in September 2001. He has had several periods working in Dublin.
Clarke said: “I am immensely proud of everything the staff has achieved and would like to thank them all for their magnificent efforts over the past three years.
“I would particularly like to pay tribute to the paper’s editor, Paul Drury, who can take much of the credit for our success. He and Ted will make a great team.”
Paul Dacre, editor-in-chief of Associated Newspapers, commented: “By any standards Martin and his team have done a superb job. We are delighted now to have his talents in London. Ted Verity is a brilliant allround professional journalist and I am confident that with Paul Drury he will take Ireland on Sunday to new heights.”
Clarke was a former news editor of the Daily Mirror and editor of the Scottish Daily Mail and one of the many promising journalists marked for promotion by the late Sir David English at Associated.
Verity is another favoured son of Associated. He started his career on the Stoke Evening Sentinel and has worked for Associated since 1990, rising to become ‘Femail’ editor on the Daily Mail and editorial director of Associated New Media before moving to the MoS.
By Jean Morgan