The origin of the famous ‘ooh aah’ salute to former Ireland soccer captain Paul McGrath being chanted for Nelson Mandela in Dublin in 1990 has been revealed by former president Mary McAleese.
Sat, 07 Dec, 2013
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela as ``a great light extinguished''.
Fri, 06 Dec, 2013
Unicef Ireland has reached a settlement with Melanie Verwoerd, the organisation’s former executive director and the partner of the late Gerry Ryan.
Fri, 29 Mar, 2013
Sat, 17 Nov, 2012
Sat, 10 Nov, 2012
Sat, 03 Nov, 2012
A book by the former partner of late broadcaster Gerry Ryan is back on the shelves today after a High Court action temporarily preventing its distribution was settled.
Thu, 25 Oct, 2012
The partner of the late Gerry Ryan has settled a High Court case aimed at stopping her memoir 'When we Dance' from going on sale.
Wed, 24 Oct, 2012
The sale of a book written by the late Gerry Ryan’s girlfriend has been dramatically stopped by the courts.
Thu, 11 Oct, 2012
The publishers of an autobiography by the late Gerry Ryan's partner have agreed to stop the book going on sale for at least two weeks.
Wed, 10 Oct, 2012
A bench dedicated to the memory of Gerry Ryan has been destroyed by vandals.
Mon, 09 Jan, 2012
FORMER Fianna Fáil junior minister, Peter Power, who lost his Dáil seat in the general election, has been named as the new head of Unicef in Ireland to replace Melanie Verwoerd, partner of the late broadcaster Gerry Ryan.
Sat, 03 Dec, 2011
WITH a reputation for generosity that puts us ahead of many of our international counterparts, the Irish public is not shy when it comes to supporting good causes.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2011
CHILDREN’S charity UNICEF has said it did not sack Melanie Verwoerd over her relationship with Gerry Ryan but admitted there had been a row over how the relationship had dominated the media.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2011
The board of UNICEF Ireland has issued a statement this evening clarifying the reason why the former partner of the late Gerry Ryan, Melanie Verwoerd was dismissed last week.
Sat, 30 Jul, 2011
UNICEF goodwill ambassadors Liam Neeson and Vanessa Redgrave have pulled out of planned Unicef Ireland events after confirming they are “profoundly disturbed” by the dismissal of the group’s former executive director, Melanie Verwoerd.
Thu, 28 Jul, 2011
THE action in dismissing Melanie Verwoerd by email is truly deplorable. Talk about kicking a woman when she is down.
MELANIE VERWOERD has been sacked as executive director of Unicef Ireland by email — despite recent praise from the board for her fundraising efforts.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2011
UNICEF Ireland ambassador Donncha O’Callaghan with children at the Central Methodist School in Johannesburg during his 2009 visit. This year he is urging Irish people to give children in Zimbabwe every chance to succeed.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2011
THE partner of the late broadcaster Gerry Ryan has spoken of the void in her life on the first anniversary of his death.
Sat, 30 Apr, 2011
The partner of the late broadcaster Gerry Ryan has spoken of the void in her life on the eve of the first anniversary of his death.
Fri, 29 Apr, 2011
FOUR out of every five teenagers feel the recession has had a direct impact on their home life, with job losses and financial worries the sources of particular concern.
Sat, 02 Apr, 2011
FRIENDS of Gerry Ryan have revealed their own concerns about the broadcaster’s health in the months before his death.
Tue, 28 Dec, 2010
IN death, as in life, Gerry Ryan has continued to with his unique talent for capture media headlines.
Sat, 11 Dec, 2010
SEPARATED by the full width of the front row at Dublin Coroner’s Court, the two women in Gerry Ryan’s life were united yesterday through their shared love of the 2FM broadcaster and the dramatic circumstances of his death.
RECENT cocaine use was a “significant factor” in the death of broadcaster Gerry Ryan, an inquest has heard.
Irish broadcaster Gerry Ryan was under massive personal and financial pressure and had been taking cocaine before he collapsed and died at his home, an inquest heard today.
Fri, 10 Dec, 2010
The inquest into the late Gerry Ryan has heard the broadcaster died from cardiac arrhythmia due to cocaine and alcohol consumption.
The partner of the late Gerry Ryan has told his inquest that the broadcaster was under incredible pressure and was seriously ill in the days before his death.
THE inquest into the death of TV and radio presenter and father-of-five Gerry Ryan will take place today with evidence scheduled to be heard from his partner as well as his wife.
Two of Ireland's top GAA stars were today appointed Ambassadors for the international children's organisation UNICEF Ireland.
Wed, 15 Sep, 2010
JAMES BOND veteran actor Roger Moore, a global goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, is in Ireland to mark the first birthday of a fundraising initiative he helped launch between the children’s charity and retail fuel supplier Topaz.
Tue, 03 Aug, 2010
GERRY RYAN’S heart-broken widow, Morah, spoke of how proud he would have been of the way their children conducted themselves at his funeral.
Fri, 07 May, 2010
Gerry Ryan made his final journey from his family home today as friends and colleagues gathered at his funeral.
Thu, 06 May, 2010
Hundreds of people have turned out today to pay their final respects to TV and Radio Star Gerry Ryan.
A steady stream of famous faces tonight visited the family home of broadcaster Gerry Ryan ahead of his funeral, where boyband Westlife are expected to perform.
Wed, 05 May, 2010
The body of broadcasting legend Gerry Ryan was tonight bought back to the family home he once shared with his grief-stricken children and former wife.
Tue, 04 May, 2010
RTE have confirmed that Gerry Ryan’s funeral will be broadcast live on 2fm because of the enormous response from fans since his death.
The funeral of RTÉ broadcaster Gerry Ryan will take place on Thursday.
A post mortem will be carried out today on the body of Gerry Ryan, who died suddenly last Friday.
GERRY RYAN is likely to be laid to rest on Thursday and possibly in a private ceremony, a spokesman for his family said yesterday.
Pat Kenny opened his radio show this morning with a heartfelt tribute to his friend and colleague Gerry Ryan.
Mon, 03 May, 2010
THE family of Gerry Ryan have had to endure further heartache as a delay in conducting a postmortem has meant they have not been able to receive his body.
THE funeral of broadcasting legend Gerry Ryan is unlikely to take place before Thursday because of the delay in holding a postmortem as a result of the bank holiday weekend.
BROADCASTER Gerry Ryan was facing stress over his work and personal life in the days leading up to his death, according to friends and associates of the late presenter.
HIS voice was instantly recognisable and his views instantly rousing, but it was the immediacy and immensity of the shock that followed Gerry Ryan’s death that spoke volumes for the broadcaster’s extraordinary appeal.
Sat, 01 May, 2010
GERRY RYAN’S life changed beyond recognition in the past two years.
GERRY RYAN’S last broadcast provided no hint that it would be the final time his legions of loyal listeners would hear his voice.
SAOIRSE Ronan stared blankly when asked if she compared the IFTAs to the Oscars.
Mon, 22 Feb, 2010
The earthquake that struck Haiti a week ago has left many thousands of children vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, UNICEF Ireland warned today.
Thu, 21 Jan, 2010
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