BBC radio broadcaster Paddy O’Flaherty dies

BBC Radio Ulster presenter and journalist Paddy O’Flaherty has died at the age of 73 following a recent illness.

Paddy has been broadcasting on the BBC in Northern Ireland, both radio and television, for many decades and has also worked at Downtown Radio.

His country music programme, Country Club, gained a loyal following.

Editor of BBC Northern Ireland Radio Current Affairs and Digital News NI, Adam Smyth, paid tribute to Mr O’Flaherty. He described him as “one of the best radio broadcasters these islands have ever produced, a tremendous character and a man whose name was synonymous with BBC Radio Ulster”.

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