Michael Dwyer RIP

4th January 2010 by Maura McHugh

Michael Dwyer, the film correspondent of the Irish Times, died on Friday, January 1st, at the age of 58, following an illness that began after his last trip to the Cannes Film Festival.

Today the Irish Times published a series of reminiscences about Mr. Dwyer by Irish actors and directors, as well as a tribute by Hugh Linehan.

Mr. Dwyer made a significant contribution to the establishment of film criticism in Ireland, the promotion of local talent, and as one of the co-founders the Dublin Film Festival in 1985 he helped aid a wider appreciation for global cinema in the country.

His funeral Mass will take place Tuesday morning at 11am in the Church of the Holy Name, Beechwood Avenue, Ranelagh, and afterwards to Mount Jerome Crematorium.

Mr. Dwyer is survived by his partner of 24 years, Brian Jennings, and his mother Mary and sisters Anne and Maria. Our sincere condolences for their loss.

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