Media colleagues turn out in force to pay respects
A WIDE cross-section of the media and business worlds were among the huge attendance who paid their respects to former Irish Independent Editor, Vinnie Doyle.
Representing President Mary McAleese was her aide de camp Captain Murt Larkin, while Commdt Michael Treacy, aide de camp to Taoiseach Brian Cowen, also attended along with former Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds.
Mourners included: Sir Anthony O'Reilly, President Emeritus and former Executive Chairman of Independent News and Media (INM); Joe Webb, Chief Executive, INM (Ireland); Brian Hillery, Chairman, INM; Michael Denieffe, Group Managing Editor, Independent Newspapers; Michael Brophy, Chief Executive INM (Northern Ireland); Eamonn O'Kennedy, Chief Financial Controller Ireland; Declan Carlyle, Deputy Managing Director Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Ltd; and Eithne Healy, wife of Liam Healy, former group CEO and former Deputy Chairman, INM.
Also present were: Gerard O'Regan, Editor, Irish Independent; Eddie Cunningham, Senior Deputy Editor, Irish Independent; Gerard McCarthy, Night Editor, Irish Independent; Brendan Keenan, Group Financial Editor, Irish Independent; Barrie Hanley, Deputy Night Editor, Irish Independent; Liam Collins, News Editor, Sunday Independent; Campbell Spray, Operations Editor, Sunday Independent; Stephen Rae, Editor, Evening Herald; Ian Mallon, Deputy Editor, Evening Herald; Martin Brennan, former News Editor, Evening Herald; Paul Dunne, former Group News Editor, Irish Independent; Dave Halloran, former Deputy Group News Editor, Irish Independent; and Michael Wolsey, former Deputy Editor, Irish Independent.
Other media figures included: Frank Cullen of the National Newspapers of Ireland; Ger Colleran, Editor, Irish Daily Star; Noirin Hegarty, Editor, Sunday Tribune; Michael Roche, Managing Director, Sunday Tribune; PJ Cunningham, Deputy Editor, Sunday Tribune; Paul Drury, Managing Editor, Mail in Ireland; Gerry Lennon, Managing Director, Sunday World; Colm McGinty, Editor, Sunday World; Peter Murtagh and Eoin McVeigh, Managing Editors, Irish Times; Martin Fitzpatrick and Frank Mulrennan, Press Council of Ireland; Seamus Dooley, Irish Secretary, National Union of Journalists.
The congregation also included: Senator Maurice Hayes and Dr Ivor Kenny, former directors of Independent News & Media; Chris Glennon, former Political Editor, Irish Independent; John Downing, Deputy Government Press Secretary; and former Government Press Secretary PJ Mara; and MEP Mairead McGuinness.
Other mourners included broadcaster Vincent Browne and Willie Collins, former Assistant Editor, Irish Press.