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Farewell to a Broadcasting Legend and Variety Gold Card Member

Helping sick, disadvantaged and children with special needs since 1951.

Farewell to a Broadcasting Legend and Variety Gold Card Member

On behalf of our Chief Barker, Directors and members of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland  offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Gay Byrne.

We bid a sad farewell to someone who was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest ever broadcaster, not to mention a key figure in Irish social evolution over the past 60 years . Gay Byrne was at the forefront of the Irish media and gave a voice to so many on both his TV and radio shows.

 

In November 1999, Gay became the first non-head of state to receive the International Variety Club’s highest award – Gold Card life membership. 

 

You will be truly missed but certainly not forgotten.