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Statement by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin on retirement of Tommie Gorman

“Tommie Gorman is the quintessential professional who earned the trust of all who dealt with him.

He understood better than most the possibilities that politics offered and the compromises required to make progress.

He brought us the daily news of an unfolding peace process. He was an essential part of that process.

His versatility and wisdom always shone through.

His knowledge of detail and command of his subjects was unequalled.

He has left a powerful journalistic legacy underlining the centrality of accuracy, humanity and trust which were his hallmarks.

After a career spanning 41 years at RTE News as Europe and Northern Editor, Tommie leaves knowing that the Irish people will always hold him in high esteem and with affection.

I wish him all the best in retirement and his successor Vincent Kearney every success in the role.”