One of the country’s most recognisable broadcasters Jim Fahy has passed away following a short illness.
The RTE Western Editor is survived by his wife Christina, their children and grandchildren.
The broadcaster retired from his media work over a decade ago, hanging up his microphone one final time on New Years Eve in 2011.
The 75-year-old originally embarked on his journalistic career with the Tuam Herald newspaper. He then made the switch to broadcasting in the early 1970s, and was RTE’s longest standing regional correspondent by the time he retired.
The Kilreekil, East Galway native is best known for his perpetual place on television and radio in the 1970s,1980s and 1990s.
We was well known for his work on the Looking West radio series between 1977 and 1984.
“I never wanted to know what tomorrow would bring. That was the joy of being privileged to do the job that people like us do,” he said on his retirement.
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The voice he gave to the stories of both the west of Ireland and the world at large will be missed by his audience, and many of his projects have been archived by RTE.
Tributes for the broadcaster have been pouring in via Twitter this morning: