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Statement by President Higgins on the death of Joe Joyce

Date: Sun 9th Jun, 2024 | 19:55

"Joe Joyce will be remembered by colleagues and the Human Rights community as an outstanding investigative reporter.

Throughout his career, Joe Joyce showed a flair for challenging cases, putting a spotlight on injustice and helping campaigns for the undoing of damage to those wronged. In particular, his vital reporting on cases such as the Sallins train robbery and the Kerry Babies, which required a courageous going against the grain of the taken for granted, will be recalled by activists for justice.

His work as a journalist was informed by his background in sociology, but his other major subject English was drawn on for his work as an acclaimed novelist and playwright.

May I extend my deepest sympathies to Joe's wife Frances, his daughters Catherine, Joanna and Molly, and to all his family, friends and colleagues."