Statement on the death of Marian Finucane
Date: Thu 2nd Jan, 2020 | 19:01
“It is with the greatest sadness that I have learned of the passing of broadcaster Marian Finucane.
With her death, Ireland has lost a deeply respected, trusted and much loved broadcaster.
Having started her career with RTÉ in 1974, Marian Finucane had become a central part of Irish broadcasting life, covering its events, its personalities, its changes and its tribulations.
A superb professional, many will remember the wisdom and sensitivity with which Marian Finucane dealt with discussions and confrontations between different voices on what were controversial issues of the day.
She was one of the very early exemplars to those who sought a proper representation of women in broadcasting.
There will be many, in every part of Irish life, who will miss Marian’s voice, but of course her loss is felt most acutely by her family and friends.
To her husband John, her son Jack and to all the members of her extended family and wide circle of friends and colleagues Sabina and I express our deepest sympathies.”