To mark the 5th anniversary of the late, great broadcaster's passing, here's one of his most memorable interviews from the Hot Press vaults.
Five years on, his absence is still keenly felt. A man of enormous character and compassion, Gerry Ryan was one of our country's greatest ever broadcasters and his death in 2010 came as a huge shock to the nation.
He was also a presence in Hot Press, appearing in the publication countless times.
To commemorate the legend as he was, here's an extensive 1990 interview with Ryan.
Penned by Liam Mackey and presented in two parts, the radio star discussed his upbringing, Charlie Haughey, the evolution of his RTE show, his TV ambitions and so much more.
2fm’s own tribute to GERRY RYAN, just over 24 hours after he died, was conducted by Evelyn O’Rourke, who was among those who had worked closely with Gerry on his show over the years. Among the guests were Bono and Edge of U2. Gerry had been a good friend of the band, and so what they had to say – edited here for print – was both personal and eloquent, saluting the man Bono called Ireland’s weather vane.Read More
I Coulda Bin a SolicitorRead More
The President Mary McAleese led the mourners.Read More
One of Ireland’s greatest broadcasters, in many ways Gerry Ryan was still a boy at heart, with an extraordinary love for the great adventure of life.Read More
The RTÉ broadcaster has died.Read More
Acts of all musical persuasions are being asked to submit MP3s.Read More
Gerry Ryan has signed a new five-year contract with RTE, his management announced.Read More
Ryan Show insiders reveal what goes into making a long-running, successful and exciting radio experienceRead More
In the best possible sense, of course! For fifteen years, Gerry Ryan has been a mainstay of Irish radio. Though his few forays intoTV thus far have been ill-fated, his latest small-screen venture, Ryan Confidential looks set to reverse the trend. Here, Ryan discusses the ups and downs of his career to dateRead More
Pat Dunne, now producer of the Gay Byrne Show on Radio 1, was one of the early producers on The Gerry Ryan Show.Read More
It's impossible to broadcast a live, logical show without running the risk of either mixing with the "wrong" sort of people, or ending up in the courts. Paul Russell remembers a few delicate legal moments...Read More
Producer Joan Torsney recalls magic milestones which have helped The Gerry Ryan Show become a national institution.Read More
Producer Paul Russell takes us through the Gerry Ryan Show's "very definitely not wanted" list.Read More
Although it may be a hard fact for regular listeners to appreciate, in many ways Gerry Ryan can privately be a very shy, almost retiring individual who sometimes finds that the easiest way of dealing with a problem is to hide from it.Read More
As Paul Russell recalls, there have been numerous instances when matters did not turn out quite according to plan...Read More
RTE presenter Joe Duffy was recently alleged to have decried Gerry Ryan’s style, although Joe has since denied making such commentsRead More
Executive producer Willie O’Reilly rummages through his memory banks to unearth six extraordinary moments.Read More
To mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the G. Ryan Show on 2FM, JACKIE HAYDEN talks to the mainman himself while various team members and seasoned observers select the best, worst and weirdest moments of the show that's grabbed the nation by its ears.Read More
Shorn of his beard and pony-tail GERRY RYAN is to join forces with Barney the dinosaur, Twink and OTT in a poptastic pantomime in The Point, SLEEPING BEAUTY (SORT OF). Interview: CHRIS DONOVAN.Read More
Brenda as Roadie. Nappy People. Three Old Men In A Pub. Lawnmower Conversations. Prayer On Trial…Read More