Tributes paid to Peter O’Rourke

  • 02 Feb 2023

Tributes have been paid to Peter O’Rourke, a long time NUJ activist and former production journalist at The Irish News, Belfast.

Peter was a former officer of Belfast and District branch and served the union at chapel, branch and national level over many years.

He was a sub editor and columnist with the Irish News. He was also an occasional broadcaster.

Séamus Dooley,  NUJ assistant general secretary said:

"Peter belonged to a generation of committed NUJ members. He served the union with distinction. He is remembered for his humour and his quick wit. He was a regular delegate at conferences and enjoyed the social element of every gathering, usually leading a sing song, sometimes bringing political factions together after an acrimonious debate."

His former paper has led tribute to Peter:  Tributes paid to respected production journalist and NUJ stalwart - The Irish News

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