Eamon Dunphy: Without the help of Aengus, I would have been dead
Aengus Fanning was a really fantastic guy. I know it's par for the course to say that when people die, but on this occasion this guy really was special and I think he changed Irish journalism for the better.
He was the best newspaper editor Ireland ever had because he had a first-class mind. He did not want to be part of the establishment.
He was fearless, and supported his journalists in all circumstances. He didn't care about their political views. He just let them get on with their work.