Death of Jim Farrelly, national newspaper editor and managing director

Death of Jim Farrelly, national newspaper editor and managing director

The funeral takes place tomorrow in Dublin of Oldcastle native Jim Farrelly, former managing director and editor-in-chief of the Sunday Tribune and a nationally known journalist and editor.

Jim, of Glenageary, Co Dublin, died on Friday after a long battle with cancer, aged 77.

Jim was managing director of the Drogheda Independent 1990-96, managing director of the Kerryman 1996-2000, and managing director of INM Provincial Newspapers 1996-2000.

He joined Independent Newspapers in 1968 where he was a reporter and columnist until 1979 when he joined the First Sunday Tribune as news editor and deputy editor. In 1981 he was editor of the short lived Daily News and in 1984 he re-joined Independent News and Media where he was features editor.

A native of Oldcastle, he was educated at Gilson Endowed School Oldcastle, St Finian’s College Mullingar, UCD, The Milltown Institute of Philosophy, and Kings Inns and was called to the Bar in 1977. He is author of 'Who’s Who in Irish Politics – the Top 500'.

Jim is survived by his wife Joan, daughter Gemma, son Justin, daughter in law Megan and grandchildren Jamie, Pai-Lily and Daisy Belle. He is predeceased by his son Jamie. He is also survived by his sisters Elizabeth, Freda and brothers Michael and Gerard.

In accordance with current Government guidelines and in the hope of keeping friends and family safe, Jim’s funeral will take place privately in St Joseph’s Church, Glasthule on Tuesday 2nd June, with a celebration of his life at a later date.

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