'Goodnight Gay': Late Late says final goodbye to Gay Byrne

'Goodnight Gay': Late Late says final goodbye to Gay Byrne

The Late Late Show said a final goodbye to Gay Byrne on Friday's show.

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Colleagues, friends, and family gather as Ireland bids farewell to Gaybo

Colleagues, friends, and family gather as Ireland bids farewell to Gaybo

As the organ of St Mary’s Pro Cathedral played every strata of Irish life into their seats for the funeral of Gay Byrne, a single butterfly flew amongst them.

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'A Dub and one of our own': Friends and family bid Gay Byrne goodbye

'A Dub and one of our own': Friends and family bid Gay Byrne goodbye

The popular broadcaster passed away last Monday at the age of 85.

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Mourners gather to lay Gay Byrne to rest

Mourners gather to lay Gay Byrne to rest

A funeral mass will be held for the long-serving presenter at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

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Letter to the Editor: Passing of two men who made a difference

Letter to the Editor: Passing of two men who made a difference

Two different but good men have died. They probably would not have agreed on some topics. Each contributed to the times they lived in.

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RTÉ to cover Gay Byrne funeral live

RTÉ to cover Gay Byrne funeral live

Broadcaster Gay Byrne will be laid to rest tomorrow with RTÉ airing live coverage of the funeral.

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Richard Branson pays tribute to 'truly unforgettable' Gay Byrne

Richard Branson pays tribute to 'truly unforgettable' Gay Byrne

British businessman Richard Branson has paid tribute to "incredible entertainer" Gay Byrne, who passed away on Monday.

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Our golden age began to  diminish when Gay Byrne left the stage

Our golden age began to diminish when Gay Byrne left the stage

The extent to which broadcaster Gay Byrne was a passenger in, or a driver of, the Ireland that emerged in the final third of the 20th century will be long debated. That the question will never be satisfactorily answered speaks of the man’s ambiguity, suggests Gerard Howlin.

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President Higgins: 'Game changer' Gay Byrne defined Ireland's conversation for decades

President Higgins: 'Game changer' Gay Byrne defined Ireland's conversation for decades

RTÉ stars came together last night to hold a very public wake for the State broadcaster’s most famous son, as a Late Late Show special paid tribute to its former host Gay Byrne.

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President among guests at tonight's 'really special' Late Late tribute to Gay Byrne

President among guests at tonight's 'really special' Late Late tribute to Gay Byrne

RTE One is broadcasting a special Late Late Show tribute to Gay Byrne tonight.

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Dáil hears 20 minutes of tributes to Gay Byrne

Dáil hears 20 minutes of tributes to Gay Byrne

The funeral of the broadcaster will take place on Friday.

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Books of condolence for Gay Byrne signed in Cork and Dublin

Books of condolence for Gay Byrne signed in Cork and Dublin

Politicians, broadcasters and members of the public have been visiting the Mansion House in Dublin while people queued in Cork's City Hall to sign books of condolence for Gay Byrne.

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Friends and co-workers remember 'extraordinary' Gay Byrne

Friends and co-workers remember 'extraordinary' Gay Byrne

In a moving tribute to Gay Byrne, a former Late Late Show production assistant has described his achievements as "enormous" and "extraordinary".

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Tayto deletes Gay Byrne tribute tweet following backlash

Tayto deletes Gay Byrne tribute tweet following backlash

Tayto has deleted a social media post that paid tribute to the late Gay Byrne after a backlash online.

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Hundreds queue to sign Gay Byrne book of condolences in Dublin

Hundreds queue to sign Gay Byrne book of condolences in Dublin

The legendary broadcaster passed away at the age of 85 following a long illness.

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Graham Norton says Gay Byrne's presenting style was 'so ahead of its time'

Graham Norton says Gay Byrne's presenting style was 'so ahead of its time'

Chat show host Graham Norton has paid tribute to the "extraordinary career and life" of Gay Byrne following the broadcaster's death yesterday.

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'He affectionately nicknamed Gaybo 'Holy God' and we've no doubt Brendan is part of the welcome committee'

'He affectionately nicknamed Gaybo 'Holy God' and we've no doubt Brendan is part of the welcome committee'

"He affectionately nicknamed Gaybo 'Holy God' and we've no doubt Brendan is part of the welcome committee, extending the warmest of homecomings to Gay, beyond the veil."

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Gay Byrne's secret to a happy marriage? Holding hands

Gay Byrne's secret to a happy marriage? Holding hands

The broadcaster also revealed in an interview that he was never interested in running for President despite being flattered by speculation that he should throw his hat into the race.

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Gay Byrne: How one visionary shaped Irish society

Gay Byrne: How one visionary shaped Irish society

He interviewed lesbian nuns, discussed condoms and abortion, and held singer Sinéad O’Connor’s hand as she appeared on the show dressed in clerical garb as Mother Bernadette Mary.

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Gay Byrne: He helped make a new Ireland

Gay Byrne: He helped make a new Ireland

It was once suggested, possibly incorrectly, that there was no sex in Ireland before Gay Byrne.

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'A nation that adored him': Celebrities and viewers alike mourn the loss of Gay Byrne

'A nation that adored him': Celebrities and viewers alike mourn the loss of Gay Byrne

As the news broke this afternoon that the legendary RTÉ broadcaster had passed away at the age of 85, social media was quickly filled with tributes and fond memories.

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'I lived my dream': Gay Byrne reflects on life and regrets

'I lived my dream': Gay Byrne reflects on life and regrets

In May of last year, Gay Byrne made a surprising admission that he regretted the length of time he spent working for RTÉ, to the detriment of family life.

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Gay Byrne: A native speaker of television with the courage of a lion

Gay Byrne: A native speaker of television with the courage of a lion

Gay Byrne regarded himself as highly professional but much less relevant than he actually was in the course of modern Irish history, writes Terry Prone

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'If you're not getting in trouble, you're not doing your job right': Tubridy and Kenny recall a 'legend and icon'

'If you're not getting in trouble, you're not doing your job right': Tubridy and Kenny recall a 'legend and icon'

Gay Byrne’s successors on the Late Late Show have reflected on their relationships with the broadcasting icon, and recalled the advice he dispensed to them throughout their career.

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It started on the Late Late Show: Gaybo's most controversial moments

It started on the Late Late Show: Gaybo's most controversial moments

When it started in 1962, producer Tom McGrath intended The Late Late Show to be a light entertainment, informal programme to run as a 'filler' over the summer. Gay Byrne had other ideas.

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Roll it there, Róisín: A look back at the life of Gay Byrne after his death at 85

Roll it there, Róisín: A look back at the life of Gay Byrne after his death at 85

Gabriel Mary 'Gay' Byrne, the man who would later dominate Irish media and smash open the country's most controversial taboos, was born on August 5, 1934, in Dublin's northside.

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'We will never see his like again': Tributes paid as Gay Byrne dies aged 85

'We will never see his like again': Tributes paid as Gay Byrne dies aged 85

RTÉ broadcaster Gay Byrne has passed away at the age of 85 following a long illness.

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'Ireland is a better place thanks to him': Politicians pay tribute to legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne

'Ireland is a better place thanks to him': Politicians pay tribute to legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to Gay Byrne, the veteran RTÉ broadcaster who has died at the age of 85.

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'It's a horror of horror': Gay Byrne 'scared witless' by the thought of returning to chemotherapy

'It's a horror of horror': Gay Byrne 'scared witless' by the thought of returning to chemotherapy

Gay Byrne has revealed his gratitude to his wife Kathleen for looking after him as he goes through his cancer treatment.

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Gay Byrne 'coming home from hospital today'

Gay Byrne 'coming home from hospital today'

Kathleen Watkins is thanking the public for their generous support for her husband Gay Byrne following his recent health scare.

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Gay Byrne: I may have prostate cancer

Gay Byrne: I may have prostate cancer

Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne has revealed that he may have prostate cancer.

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