Gay Byrne

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RTÉ: If you were born in the 1990s, the national broadcaster has failed you for as long as it possibly could have. Photograph: Alan Betson

The recent national conversations about the impact of the late Gay Byrne, RTÉ’s failure to modernise, and the role of the public service broadcaster h(...)

RTÉ, like all media organisations, is standing at a treacherous intersection and needs to cross it while figuring what it must become.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

The whole country’s banjaxed. It was oddly appropriate that on the very week when Ireland simultaneously mourned the death and celebrated the life of(...)

Die-hard Gay Byrne fans began gathering outside the Pro-Cathedral  from 8 o’clock in the morning for the midday Mass. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Even in death, Gay Byrne got it right. His funeral, the final production, was pitch-perfect in tone and mood: a very conventional send-off for a mos(...)

Gay Byrne photographed for the Irish Times Magazine with the Harley-Davidson that Larry Mullen and Bono of U2 gave him on his final Late Late Show, in 1999. Photograph: Peter Rowen

IRISH TIMES READERS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE PIONEERING BROADCASTER – HOST OF THE LATE LATE SHOW ON RTÉ TELEVISION AND THE GAY BYRNE SHOW ON RTÉ RADIO – (...)

RTÉ Headquarters in Donnybrook, Dublin .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

RTÉ released details on Wednesday night of its “revised strategy and plans to address the key issues facing the organisation". Director General Dee F(...)

The funeral of broadcaster Gay Byrne is to take place at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

The funeral mass of broadcaster Gay Byrne will take place in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin on Friday. The principal celebrant for the service, wh(...)

Róisín Ingle gets her copy of The Time of My Life signed by Gay Byrne in Eason’s

Gay Byrne is gone and I’ve been crying and thinking about how whenever I’d see him out and about over the years I always greeted him the same way. “I(...)

Gay Byrne in 1979: He was everybody and no one. File photograph: Eddie Kelly

In September 1993, I went on Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show. I had been writing in The Irish Times about Stay Safe, a schools programme designed to give c(...)

Gay Byrne embodied – as himself a perfect example of social mobility – the aspirations of an urbanising, liberalising and gradually more prosperous society.

To whom it concerns, which is everyone who lived through Ireland’s troubles and transformations from the 1960s to 1990s, a part of us has passed away.(...)

Gay Byrne: he was never sick, he never missed a show for a funeral, never let emotion overcome him. Photograph: Alan Betson

Every person he met, every colleague he worked with and every issue he raised benefited from Gay Byrne’s presence, input and wisdom. His absence now l(...)

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