Douglas Gageby

Life
1918-2004; b. Belfast; ed. Belfast Royal Acad. Institute and TCD; served in Irish Army during the Emergency [1939-45]; posted to Intelligence as a German speaker and oversaw correspondence of Luftwaffe crews in the Curragh camp; joined the Irish Press in 1945; assistant editor Sunday Press 1949; editor-in-chief Irish News Agency 1951; appt. first editor Evening Press, 1954; joint-managing editor The Irish Times 1959; editor, 196374; also 197786; succeeded by Conor Brady; accredited with creating the liberal-pluralist style of the modern The Irish Times; d. 24 June; his son Patrick [“Paddy”] Gageby is an SC; a “Douglas Gageby Irish Times Fellowship” for young journalists was established in 2005.

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Criticism
See E. D. Doyle, [ a tribute], An Irishman's Diary, Irish Times (17 July 2004); Andrew Whittaker, ed., Bright, Brilliant Days: Douglas Gageby and The Irish Times (Dublin: A&A Farmar 2006), 242pp. [contribs. incl. Bruce Arnold, Maeve Binchy, John Bowman, John Horgan, Conor Brady, Olivia O'Leary, Michael Viney, et al.]

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