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Statement on the death of Muiris Mac Conghail

Date: Tue 26th Nov, 2019 | 13:55

“It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Muiris Mac Conghail.

Muiris Mac Conghail was deeply committed to public broadcasting at its best, not only in Ireland but also at the level of our Celtic and European partners, and he developed a network of discussion on its role and possibilities.

In his work, Muiris Mac Conghail demonstrated that a deep immersion in Irish literature, culture and heritage could be combined with the cutting edge possibilities of what was then a new investigative medium.

As a broadcaster, he had to demonstrate courage and tenacity to support the staff in the early days of investigative television making, in programmes such as 7 Days.

He brought the same determination and values to his work at Bord Scannán na hÉireann, the Irish Film Board, and to his roles for the Irish Government.

Sabina and I express our deepest condolences to his wife Mary Malone, to his children Fiach, Cuan, Somhairle, Marcus and Etain, and to all those in his wider circle of family and friends.”