Journalism 2014

The story is told to illustrate Terry’s wicked sense of humour – “I nearly didn’t forgive her for that. She was dreadful, but she was so funny you always forgave her. So witty” – but also the great fun there was back then, a spirit of camaraderie and recklessness that ran through journalism as a whole, a particular kind of esprit de corps. “We all looked out for each other in the Irish Press,” she says. “One night, Dick was ossified, so Niall Andrews and another guy laid him on the floor, got his notes out of his pocket, transcribed his story and put it through for him, and Mr Walsh passed out the whole time.”

via Reign of the grande dame of Irish journalism – Independent.ie.

 

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