(photograph by permission of Paddy Geary).
1891 – 1961. From Kilkenny. Newspaper editor. After leaving the Christian Brothers School in Kilkenny he joined the staff of the Kilkenny People as a reporter. He subsequently was on the staff of the Midland Tribune and Carlow National and then joined the Irish Independent in 1922 and covered the Civil War in Munster and was the first person to escape Cork when it was occupied by Republican forces. He became sub-editor in 1927 and its editor in 1935. Received telegram of congratulations from Cardinal Secretary of State on the silver Jubilee of his appointment as editor on behalf of the Pope. A close friend of several members of the Hierarchy, he adhered to the highest standards of journalistic ethics, made the Irish Independent of his time into a family paper with a strong Catholic bias. Buried, like so many other papal knights, in Deansgrange Cemetery.