Friday 22 September 2017

Michael Brophy: 'When it's going right, it's like drinking champagne all day'

Michael Brophy

VINNIE Doyle once said that editing newspapers was like drinking champagne all day long. And for nearly 30 years he did just that -- edit newspapers, not drink champagne.

Outside of family life, there was little else he wanted to do beyond surrounding himself with what he described as like-minded people and producing newspapers almost on behalf of the people of Ireland.

He knew what the people of middle Ireland were thinking, sometimes even before they did, and he was unfailing in his ability to give them a product that reflected their mood.

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