Marc Vangeel, head of Mediahuis Ireland, helps INM turn the pages in Ireland

For the past 14 months, Marc Vangeel, Managing Director of Mediahuis Ireland, has mostly enjoyed living in Antwerp, Belgium, especially since he has had to see his young grandson Henry regularly.

Last week, however, Vangeel longed to be in Dublin. The Belgian media group has renamed the former Independent News & Media, which it bought two years ago for 145.6 million euros, to Mediahuis Ireland. He felt like he was missing out on the buzz in the office.

On a video call from Antwerp last week, Vangeel said the decision to postpone the rebranding was made on purpose.

“When we bought the company in 2019, people recommended that we immediately change the name to Mediahuis Ireland so we can forget about INM and some of the things

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