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RTÉ Broadcaster Tommie Gorman Dies Aged 68.

Tommie Gorman. R.I.P.

It was with shock and sadness that RTÉ viewers, here in Co. Tipperary, learned of the death of TV broadcaster Mr Tommie Gorman, who passed away peacefully yesterday, Tuesday, June 25th.

The Sligo native was born in 1956, and educated in Summerhill College, before attending at the College of Journalism, in Rathmines, Dublin. He spent three years working in the Ballina-based Western Journal, before joining RTÉ in 1980 as north-west news correspondent. He continued to work for RTÉ News for some 40 years in a variety of roles including Europe editor, before moving to Belfast, back in 2001, to become the station’s northern editor.

A journalist of outstanding integrity, trusted, and a deeply insightful public service broadcaster and commentator; Mr Gorman had battled a rare form of cancer, (neuroendocrine tumours), first identified by chance in January of 1994. He was aged just 37 at the time of his diagnosis and was working as RTÉ’s Brussels-based Europe correspondent.

Mr Gorman retired from RTÉ in April 2021 and was awarded the title of ‘European of the Year’ that same year for his work on both radio and television reports on EU institutions. The award was presented to him in Dublin by then President of Ireland Mrs Mary McAleese.
Earlier, in October 2009 he had been given an honorary master’s degree by NUI Galway.

Mr Gorman is survived by his wife Ceara (Roche) and their two children Moya and Joe.

Ní fheicfimid a leithéid arís. In ár gcroíthe go deo.

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