Gay Byrne

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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(...)

Mike Murphy (left), with Gay Byrne and his wife Kathleen Watkins in 2008. File photograph: Dave Meehan

I didn’t know who he was at the time. He was 26 or so, tidily dressed, carrying a small box of records, walking briskly down the length of the Radio É(...)

Veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne presenting  on Lyric FM in 2010. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Broadcaster Gay Byrne has died at the age of 85 after a long period of ill-health. The Irish Times is inviting readers to share their tributes to the(...)

Gay Byrne has died at the age of 85, following a long illness

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the late broadcaster Gay Byrne, remarking upon his sense of justice, as well as his ability to challen(...)

Ryan Tubridy obliterates the competition in a preview image from ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ of 2014, the most-watched programme on Irish television this century. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

As a television extravaganza, The Late Late Toy Show scores top marks. Not only was last November’s show, with an audience of 1.55 million, the most-(...)

When it began, Gay Byrne’s ‘The Meaning of Life’ looked like a hobby for a veteran broadcaster. He made it compelling TV

Does He exist, this divine figure we imagine? If so, how does He allow bad things to happen? And what would you say – following a long and eventful li(...)

The retail units and office suites along with Trinity Street car park off Dame Street, Dublin

The property developer Gerry Conlon has bought the hugely successful Trinity Street car park off Dame Street in Dublin’s south inner city. The Co Kild(...)

Broadcaster Gay Byrne, who  with his wife and two daughters is facing a legal action from a financial fund relating to a €1 million loan provided by Bank of Scotland Ireland in 2007. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A financial fund is seeking €1.2 million judgment orders against a partnership comprised of broadcaster Gay Byrne, his wife and their two daughters. (...)

Gay Byrne and Kathleen Watkins at the opening of ’The Importance of Being Earnest’ at the Gate Theatre in 2015. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Broadcaster Gay Byrne is going through a “difficult stage” in his cancer treatment, according to his wife Kathleen Watkins. Mr Byrne (83) was diagno(...)

 Gay Byrne, one of five partners in Firstwood Partnership

A business partnership involving broadcaster Gay Byrne is locked in a bitter legal battle to prevent a fund from selling its €13.5 million investment (...)

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