I'm just going to quote David here... as he said it so very well:
"Removing the Puffin Ireland editorial position may make good sense if you crunch numbers – but the investment in children’s fiction and the growing relationship and goodwill with reader markets, organisations, booksellers, media, libraries and beyond has hit a hitch.
Congratulations and deserved well done to Paddy O’Doherty for the stalwart work, incredible potential and the brilliant list that she has created for Penguin Ireland/Puffin over the last two years. I just hope they continue to push as hard to continue the work she started."
I was really sorry to hear this news. Paddy O'Doherty brought an incredible amount of skill, dedication and energy to this position, as she has done in the past with all her other accomplishments. She is a true voice for children's literature. All the best in the future, Paddy!