Archbishop Francis Duffy pays tribute to the late Jim Fahy RIP

15 Jan 2022

I wish to express my sympathies on the death of Jim Fahy RIP, the former western editor of RTÉ.

Like many people of a certain age, I grew up having the benefit of Jim’s impartial reporting on the State broadcaster.  Jim Fahy was the doyen of Irish reporters who secured a strong voice for the West of Ireland on the national stage for a generation of viewers and listeners. 

The breadth and depth of Jim’s exemplary reporting encompassed significant stories on Church, State and civic society locally, nationally and internationally.  Jim was a consummate professional, a gentleman in the literal sense of the word, whose work was always fair.

At this time of heartbreak for Jim’s family, I extend my condolences to Jim’s wife Christina, children Shane and Aideen, daughter-in-law Brenda, Aideen’s fiancé Colm and grandchildren Amy, Dylan, Hugh, Clodagh and Dara, as well as to Jim’s former colleagues in RTÉ and in the Tuam Herald.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


  • Archbishop Francis Duffy is Archbishop of Tuam

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