It is heartbreaking to learn about the unexpected passing of the founder and owner of the Irish News. Jim Fitzpatrick, the long-time proprietor of the Irish News, died today (June 25)at the age of 93 after a brief illness.
Jim Fitzpatrick funeral, burial, pictures, date, time, venue
The nonagenarian who owned the paper since the early 1980s has received tributes from across the globe lately.
Fitzpatrick was chairman of the Irish News, one of three daily newspapers in Northern Ireland, along with the News Letter and the Belfast Telegraph.
According to his employees, he was a man who was dedicated to the truth, fairness, and peace on our island. His strong stewardship of the Irish News, as well as his absolute belief in the primacy of democracy and nonviolent principles, contributed incalculably to the peace we enjoy today.
Jim Fitzpatrick was a media and community titan in Northern Ireland for many decades.
The 92-year-old and his late wife, Alice Fitzpatrick, had eight children: Anne, Brid, Bernard, Eileen, Dominic, Clare, Jim (the BBC presenter), and Andrew.
His funeral and memorials services dates times and burial grounds are scheduled to be released by his family representatives in the coming weeks. We would keep you updated.