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Joe Murray RTÉ Agri-Journalist Dies

Late Joe Murray R.I.P.

The death has taken place of Mr Joe Murray, the former head of agricultural programmes at RTÉ.

Mr Murray, from outside Roscrea, Co Tipperary, passed away yesterday evening at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Dublin, aged 74.

Joe joined RTÉ in the 1960’s taking charge of agricultural programmes in 1969, following the late Justin Keating‘s elevation to the post of Labour Party Cabinet minister.

Joe retired in 2000, returning to RTÉ for a period in 2001 to assist with RTÉ’s coverage of the foot-and-mouth outbreak of that year.

An award winning journalist over a period of almost three decades, Joe fronted the popular television programmes On the Land and Landmark, and radio programmes which included Farm Week and other documentaries on RTÉ radio, winning the “Agricultural Journalist of the Year “ award on a number of occasions.

He is survived by his wife Toni, daughters Isobel and Susan and five grandchildren. His funeral mass will take place in Foxrock, Dublin, on Saturday morning next.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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1 comment to Joe Murray RTÉ Agri-Journalist Dies

  • Marion Larkin

    So sorry to read of the treatment Joe received at the hands of the National Broadcaster. People who speak out on all kinds of issues, whether at local or national level, can receive strange reactions.

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