Friday 24 March 2017

Medb Ruane: Gerry spoke to millions -- but never asked for help

Ryan's larger-than-life image attracted listeners and advertisers, which earned money for everyone. If he paused or took things more gently, the money supply might falter. Photo: TONY GAVIN
Ryan's larger-than-life image attracted listeners and advertisers, which earned money for everyone. If he paused or took things more gently, the money supply might falter. Photo: TONY GAVIN

THE Leeson Street apartment where Gerry Ryan died sits in a beautiful terrace. It's not a place where death by misadventure is expected.

Birds sing in elegant trees on nearby Mespil Road.

Patrick Kavanagh's canal bank bench honours the poet who read these streets as stanzas to be celebrated and sung. Raglan Road is a stroll away.

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