Readers' Blog: Irish Examiner reunited two old friends

Thank you to the staff at the Irish Examiner, for helping me locate my old friend, Gerald West, from Co Cork.

I wrote to the Examiner because, when I lived in Cork, in 1972, the Examiner was our regular newspaper. That’s why I thought that if the Irish Examiner wrote about my quest, Gerry would read it.

How happy I am to have made that decision, because a number of your readers showed Gerry the piece you printed.

I owe you a great debt of gratitude; you have made two old friends extremely happy. Last night, Ger and I spoke on the phone for a long time. It was such a joyous occasion, with the both of us in awe of just how quickly the Examiner had hooked us up.

I cannot express my gratitude enough. God bless you for the fantastic job you have done for me.

I would also like to thank your readers, without whose intervention this might not have been possible.

Bless you all.

Brendan Gallagher

Derry

Northern Ireland

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