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Limerick plans a permanent tribute for its famous son

David Raleigh

Published 02/02/2016 | 02:30

A woman signs the book of condolence in Limerick. Photo: PA
A woman signs the book of condolence in Limerick. Photo: PA

Limerick City and County Council will hold a special meeting on Friday to discuss erecting a permanent tribute to the late Terry Wogan.

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Signing a book of condolence at City Hall, Limerick Mayor Liam Galvin said: "I think there should be a lasting tribute. The special meeting will decide on that."

He said Wogan had a special place in the hearts of Limerick people. "He wanted Limerick, not alone to be the best city in Ireland, but to be the best city in Europe".

Jim McAllister (78), from Ballinacurra Weston, was the first member of the public to sign the book. He said: "I knew Terry Wogan a long, long time. He was a very nice man. I hadn't seen him in donkey's years, but I knew him when he was younger."

Mary Barrett, from Westbury, wanted to sign the book in recognition that the Limerick-born broadcaster was "one of our own".

"I always had time for him, he was always a good character and had a good personality," she added.

Irish Independent

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