My father Des Fisher died on Tuesday 30 December, aged 94. His career in journalism spanned 70 years. During that time he worked for various media organisations, including the Nationalist and Leinster Times (Carlow), the Irish Press (London Editor), the Catholic Herald (Editor) and RTÉ (appointed Deputy Head of News in 1967). At his request, the family held a private Requiem Mass followed by cremation on Friday. Also in accordance with his wishes, the following death notice (now on rip.ie) will be published in The Irish Times tomorrow, Monday 5 January.
I would like to thank all those people who have been in touch to pass on their condolences. Over the coming weeks I will be publishing more details of his long career. He was an NUJ Life Member and helped to set up the Irish South-East Branch of the union.
The death has occurred of Desmond FISHER
|Dublin 14, journalist and author, aged 94, peacefully, after a short illness, in the care of the wonderful staff at Blackrock Hospice and surrounded by his loving family. Very deeply missed by his wife Peggy, daughter Carolyn, sons Michael, Hugh and John, daughters-in-law Evelyn, Ruth and Carmel, grandchildren Sarah, Clare, Sam and Lucy, sister Deirdre, sisters-in-law Nuala Fisher and Sr Nora Smyth, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends.
In accordance with his wishes, a private family Requiem Mass was held on Friday 2 January, followed by cremation.