Colm Kelpie: A genius of print who thrived on controversy
Published 18/01/2012 | 05:00
ALTHOUGH a giant of the Irish media, Aengus Fanning once suggested that he preferred to remain on the sidelines.
Credited as the driving force behind the transformation of the 'Sunday Independent' to the biggest newspaper on the island, the dyed-in-the-wool newsman said he wanted to be invisible.
A newspaper, he believed, was bigger than any one individual and it did little good to have the editor personalised.