Life members celebrated in Dublin

  • 03 May 2024

Tribute also paid to first Irish Secretary Jim Eadie

As part of Trade Union Week in Ireland, the Irish Executive Council hosted a lively reception for life members last night at which members with more than 40 years’ service received life membership certificates from Vice President Gerry Curran.

Among the recipients were high profile reporters, photographers and broadcasters, former NUJ president Barry McCall and current Assistant General Secretary Séamus Dooley.

Áine Ni Churráin with Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary and Gerry Curran, Vice President

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Curran stressed the importance of recognising and celebrating those who have been consistent and loyal union members.

Well known LyricFM broadcaster and one of Ireland’s foremost sports commentors George Hamilton pictured with fellows recipients Tommy Clancy, freelance photographer, right, and Cyril Byrne, retired Irish Times photographer.

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The theme of the night was “In Good Company” and  in welcoming guests Dooley paid tribute to the at the first presentation evening since his death. A framed portrait of Jim was unveiled and will be presented to Mrs Bridie Eadie, who was unable to attend.

The recipients and guests with the portrait of Jim, a copy of which will hang in the Irish office

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