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RTE newscaster Eileen Dunne has been elected President of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) European-wide umbrella body. Ms Dunne, who is Chair of the Irish Section of the AEJ, was elected President during the AEJ’s 48th Annual Congress, held in Ordu, Turkey at the weekend. She succeeds Spanish President, Diego Garcedo.

Ms Dunne is the first ever woman President of the Association in its almost 50 year history and is the second Irish person to hold the position. Former RTE Foreign Affairs Editor Andrew Shepard held the office previously.