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Saturday 16 December 2017

Tributes to finance journalist Colm Rapple

Former Irish Independent and 'Irish Press' business journalist and author, the late Colm Rapple.
Former Irish Independent and 'Irish Press' business journalist and author, the late Colm Rapple.

The funeral of respected financial journalist and consumer champion Colm Rapple will take place tomorrow.

The economist and author (inset) died on Thursday after a short illness.

Mr Rapple was a well-known financial journalist with Independent Newspapers and the Irish Press Group, where he started in the early 1980s and continued into the 1990s.

But he will perhaps be best known for the many books he wrote on household budgets as well as his regular appearances on radio and television as a financial commentator and adviser during the 1980s.

President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to him, saying he was noted for his deep commitment to social justice and equality.

"In his columns he provided us with a consistent, influential and critical voice on policy and financial matters," he said.

Mr Rapple is survived by his wife Nuala, children Simone and Rory and extended family and friends.

His remains, reposing at Kirwan Funeral Home, Fairview Strand, will be taken to St Kevin's Church, Harrington Street, Dublin, for arrival at 5pm today.

The funeral will follow requiem mass at 11.30am at Glasnevin Cemetery tomorrow.

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