NUJ sadness at death of Eugene Moloney

The Irish Secretary of the National Union of Journalists Séamus Dooley has expressed the union’s condolences to the family of Eugene Moloney, the journalist who died in a violent incident in Dublin city centre at the weekend. Eugene (55) was a former member of Independent Newspapers chapel and in a statement the union recalled Eugene’s long association with the Irish Independent NUJ chapel and his lively participation in chapel meetings.

Séamus Dooley said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Eugene Moloney as they come to terms with his senseless killing. Eugene was a vibrant, enthusiastic journalist with an engaging personality and a genuine passion for newsgathering. His death comes as a shock to his family, to his journalistic colleagues and to a wide circle of friends. Eugene could be relied upon to enliven whatever company he was in and was a regular contributor to debates within the NUJ chapel at the Irish Independent. He embraced life fully and had an abiding interest in music and travel. To lose a colleague who had so much to offer at such a young age is a tragedy and an immense loss. Whenever one met Eugene he was planning his next trip. He was imbued with enthusiasm and a zest for life.”