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Towering figure in Irish journalism Arthur Quinlan dies aged 92

26 December 2012

Tributes have been paid to NUJ member of honour Arthur Quinlan, who died in Co Limerick on Saturday 22 December 2012. Aged 92, Mr Quinlan's journalistic career spanned more than 50 years and he was a towering figure in Irish journalism.

He was involved in the development of the union in the Mid West region and served for many years as branch chairman.

Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish Secretary, said Arthur Quinlan had been a linchpin of the branch.

He said:

"Arthur was a model journalist - meticulous in his research, dogged in pursuit of a news angle and fiercely loyal to his union. Young freelances found in Arthur a kind colleague who, despite being competitive, was generous with his time.
"He will be remembered for his passionate commitment to the Mid West region. He had a great sense of fun and was a wonderful story teller.
"He was proud of the NUJ and was delighted to be nominated as Member of Honour."

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