Wednesday 22 November 2017

Michael Denieffe: A gifted editor, wordsmith, raconteur ... and musician

AENGUS Fanning has been ill for some time, but the news of the death of this colossus of Irish newspaper journalism has come as an absolute shock.

There is an immediate aftershock in the realisation of the depth of loss to Independent Newspapers and indeed to the Irish newspaper industry in general.

The Kerry born icon with the great flamboyant mane of hair, gifted editor, wordsmith and raconteur, confidant of politicians, sportsmen and musicians majestically strode the editorial bridge of the Sunday Independent for an unmatched 28 years.

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