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.”