As many of you will know, our friend and colleague, Mary Phelan, has died unexpectedly.
She was buried last Sunday in the presence of her daughter,
Fleachta and son, Dara, family and friends in a natural graveyard in Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Mary was a woman of many parts.
A devoted mother, a ferocious and dedicated social campaigner, an accomplished musician, a highly respected radio producer and, above all else, a great free spirit.
She was very good company, with a fabulous sense of humour and a sharp eye for what was going down around her.
She worked for many years as a features producer in RTÉ before parting company with us to live in the West of Ireland.
There, she built a fine reputation as an independent producer and continued to provide programmes across the RTÉ radio service and for independent radio stations.
Our deepest sympathy is with Fleachta and Dara who are contactable via firstname.lastname@example.org.
They should be rightly proud of their mother and take comfort in the fact that she will be missed by many.