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Saturday 3 December 2016

Former INM chief Liam Healy dies at 86

Liam Healy
Liam Healy

LIAM Healy, the former chief executive of Independent News & Media, has died after a long illness.

Mr Healy (86) led the media group, which owns the Herald, as chief executive from 1991 to 2000 and later served as deputy chairman.

Mr Healy passed away peacefully yesterday at the Royal Hospital in Donnybrook. He is survived by his wife, Eithne, and children Eoin, Orla and Ciara.

"It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Liam Healy after a long illness," said INM chairman Leslie Buckley.

"On behalf of the board and the editorial and management staff, I extend our sincerest condolences to his wife and family."

Former INM managing editor Michael Denieffe added: "Liam Healy was, above all things, a decent and honourable man."

Mr Healy's remains will be removed on Monday to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, arriving at 10.50am for Requiem Mass at 11am.

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