Black day for Herald?

TO mark his final day at The Herald, on Friday, colleagues of feature writer, Michael Tierney, presented him with a t-shirt that perhaps said it all about the high esteem in which he is held.

Throughout the day, he wore the black garment, which, on the front, said: ‘Kiss my awards’, and on the back, listed them – though, apparently, two were missed out.

Mind you, he has won lots, including, twice, the British Press Awards’ feature writer of the year title.

Along with Isobel Palmer, previously editor of the Going Out section, and picture researcher, Eva Mutter, Tierney has taken voluntary redundancy as the Herald group of papers – comprising The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times – seek to axe 20 editorial posts.

All three repaired to Molly Malones bar in the city to be ‘right royally’ toasted by colleagues.