Tributes pour after death of RTE broadcaster Marian Finucane

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Marian Finucane dead: Live updates as tributes pour in for legendary RTE broadcas

Incredible footage shows Marian Finucane being interviewed as a 19-year-old architectural student in 1970RTE broadcaster,In the clip of which these photos are from, she is interviewed by reporter Patrick Gallagher during a student occupation of 45 Saint Stephen’s Green, where they were carrying out work to restore the partially demolished building.

“A superb professional, many will remember the wisdom and sensitivity with which Marian Finucane dealt with discussions and confrontations between different voices on what were controversial issues of the day. “To her husband John, her son Jack and to all the members of her extended family and wide circle of friends and colleagues Sabina and I express our deepest sympathies.”Taoiseach Leo Varadkar 'stunned' and 'deeply saddened' by death of Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane was born in Dublin in May 1950 where she attended Scoil Chaitríona, and the College of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin.In 1976 she became a programme presenter working mainly on programmes concerned with contemporary social issues, especially those concerning women.Beginning in 1979, when she was the recipient of a Jacobs’ Award for Women Today.

Honourary Doctorates For Niall Quinn And Marian Finucane Nov 02 Irish soccer hero, Niall Quinn, pictured with broadcaster Marian Finucane, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, after they were awarded an honorary degree in Philosophy, from the Dublin Institute of Technology, for their contribution to Irish life.

The couple, who have been together for over 30 years, would have celebrated their fifth wedding later this month on January 20. It read: “It is with profound sadness that RTÉ announces the death of Marian Finucane. Marian passed away suddenly today, at home.”

 

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Tributes pour in for RTE broadcaster Marian Finucane after sudden deathThe national broadcaster confirmed the 69-year-old's passing in a tweet this evening
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