Former journalist John V ‘Danno’ Halloran dies aged 85

Halloran was a news and duty editor at RTÉ and a founding editor of Oireachtas TV

‘Danno’ Halloran (first left), with sound engineer Mick Nolan, Barbara Fitzgerald, Colm Brennan, Linda Sherlock and John Ellis at the opening of the RTÉ radio studio in Dáil Éireann in 1986. Photograph: © RTÉ Stills Library

‘Danno’ Halloran (first left), with sound engineer Mick Nolan, Barbara Fitzgerald, Colm Brennan, Linda Sherlock and John Ellis at the opening of the RTÉ radio studio in Dáil Éireann in 1986. Photograph: © RTÉ Stills Library

 

Former RTÉ journalist John V “Danno” Halloran has died at the age of 85 following a short illness.

Mr Halloran was a news and duty editor at RTÉ and a founding editor of its Oireachtas TV broadcasting unit.

He was the father of RTÉ correspondent Cathy Halloran and brother of David Halloran, former deputy group editor of Independent News & Media.

He is also survived by his daughter Lisa, sons John and Kevin and sisters Bernie and Sr Marie Celine.

His remains will be removed to the Church of Christ the King, Salthill, Galway, on Thursday evening.

Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning and burial will take place at Bohernabreena Cemetery on Saturday morning.