Dermot Kelly, former Irish Times journalist, has died

Originally from Mullingar, Kelly worked as consumer affairs and Dáil correspondent

Dermot Kelly, former Dáil correspondent at The Irish Times, has died

Dermot Kelly, former Dáil correspondent at The Irish Times, has died

 

Former Irish Times journalist Dermot Kelly has died. Mr Kelly, originally from Mullingar, Co Westmeath worked as Dáil correspondent for the newspaper.

Mr Kelly began his career in local newspapers before moving to the Cork Examiner and later The Irish Times. He worked as a general news reporter for The Irish Times, before covering consumer affairs and later politics.

Mr Kelly retired in the 1990s and had been ill in recent years. Former Irish Times colleague Michael O’Regan said Mr Kelly was “professional and thorough in his work”.

“He was a bookish man and also liked to play tennis,” he said. “Dermot was a very talented journalist and was great under pressure, calm all the time. He had tremendous journalistic judgment and a great sense of humour.”

Funeral mass takes place at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Churchtown on Monday at 10am followed by cremation at Mount Jerome, Harold’s Cross.