Journalist Arthur Quinlan dies aged 92
Published 24/12/2012 | 05:00
ONE of the country's best known journalists, Arthur Quinlan, has died in Limerick at the weekend, writes Kathryn Hayes.
The 92-year-old worked as a journalist for over 50 years and is best known for his reports from Shannon Airport, where he interviewed countless world leaders and stars. A native of Dublin, he was raised in Quin, in Co Clare, and after studying at UCD, began freelancing for the 'Irish Times' in 1945. He also worked for RTE during the 1960s and 1970s.
During his career he interviewed US presidents Harry Truman and George W Bush and famously taught Fidel Castro how to make an Irish coffee. He is said to be the only western journalist to have interviewed Che Guevara.