Sunday 17 November 2019

In Pictures: The life and career of legendary Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne

Annie Murphy on the Late Late
Annie Murphy on the Late Late
Kathleen Watkins and her husband Gay Byrne. Photo: David Conachy
GAY BYRNE
Pat, Gay and Ryan at The Late Late Show 50th anniversary in 2012
GAY BYRNE ARRIVES AT THE DEPARTURES ROAD IN DUBLIN AIRPORT WITH HIS WIFE KATHLEEN WATKINS AND HIS DAUGHTER, SUSIE, WHO CAME TO SEE HIM OFF ON HIS TRIP DOWN UNDER. RONAN LANG, 30/8/87.
Family story: Broadcasting legend Gay Byrne and Kathleen Watkins with grandchildren Cian, Saoirse and Sadhbh. PHOTO: VIP MAGAZINE
Wesley Snipes pictured with Gay Byrne at the opening of Planet Hollywood last night.(picture taken at press reception in conrad) Pic Tony Kelly.7/12/97
Broadcaster Gay Byrne with his wife Kathleen Watkins.
Gay Byrne and wife Kathleen Watkins for VIP Magazine. Picture: Lili Forberg/VIP Magazine
GAY BYRNE, PICTURED HERE IN STUDIO....
Gay Byrne feeling the love with a Valentine's Day card, February 1993
SINEAD O CONNOR ON THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH GAY BYRNE 29/4/1999. PHOTO DAVID CONACHY
Gay with his family, Suzy, Kathleen and Crona: 'It is simply a truth to say without them I would not have survived'. Photo: Gareth Chaney
Broadcaster Gay Byrne pictured with Frank McNamara and Theresa Lowe on their wedding day in 1987
Broadcaster Gay Byrne Photo: Mark Condren
Gay Byrne and wife Kathleen Watkins enjoying the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Ray D'Arcy with Gay Byrne at RTE Radio 1
Gay Byrne, pictured in April 1964. RTE Stills Library
Gay Byrne pictured in 1982. RTE Stills Library
Gay and Kathleen. Photo: David Conachy
Gay Byrne. Photo: Kip Carroll
Gay and Kathleen
Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne has died at the age of 85 after a long illness, RTE said (Brian Lawless/PA)
Derek Hill's portrait of Gay Byrne, commissioned by RTE

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