Statement of Archbishop Michael Neary on the death of Jim Fahy RIP

15 Jan 2022

I received the news of Jim Fahy’s death with great sadness.  In the course of his work and mine, our paths crossed many times over the years.  For an entire generation, Jim’s was the recognised and respected  voice of the west of Ireland.  While his work brought him to many parts of the world, and while Jim reported on all the big and important occasions and events, still he never neglected to cover the stories of local importance.  Jim brought each story to public attention with characteristic thoroughness, objectivity and professionalism.  A gifted communicator, Jim, “looking west” was able to move freely around every part of this region and report in both English and Irish on what he saw and heard.  His journalistic legacy is enormous.

I offer my sympathy and the support of my prayers to Jim’s wife Christina, their son and daughter Shane and Aideen, and to Jim’s family, neighbours, friends and colleagues.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.


  • Archbishop Michael Neary is Archbishop Emeritus of Tuam.                                            

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