Tuesday 24 October 2017

Aengus Fanning in his own words: ‘There are dozens of people who are better journalists than I am’

‘When I was a kid I spent three or four months a year in Birr (Co Offaly). I hung around the Midland Tribune, went out in the vans with the reporters and pestered them with questions’

‘My uncle Jimmy , who was a father figure to me in many ways always felt I should go into journalism. So when I left college he had a vacancy in the Midland Tribune. That’s how I started.’

‘I applied for a job in the Irish Independent. I wanted to get married. I had met my wife who lived five miles from Birr ...’

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