Respected Cavan journalist to be laid to rest

Linda Sherlock retired in recent years from RTE where she worked with every political reporter from the days of Donal Kelly and Sean Duignan.

Kingscourt native Linda Sherlock, who helped develop RTE’s flagship 'The Week in Politics' programme, will be laid to rest later today (Saturday, March 27).

The former Meath Chronicle reporter who went on to oversee RTE’s political coverage for decades, passed away this week, age 66, peacefully at her Dalkey home on Thursday morning, following a short illness.

Daughter of the late Meath and Cavan footballer, Victor Sherlock, and his wife, Vera, Linda retired in recent years from RTE where she worked with every political reporter from the days of Donal Kelly and Sean Duignan.

A versatile reporter with the Meath Chronicle from 1979 to 1981, she became head of RTE’s Oireachtas Unit and was responsible for political affairs in RTE, overseeing election counts coverage.

She was responsible for establishment of ‘The Week in Politics’ programme and worked with Sean O’Rourke for a decade on the production.

Mother of Eoin and Emilie, she will be sadly missed by her children and their partners, her brother Brian, extended family and wide circle of friends.

Her death notice on RIP.ie remembers at this time her late parents, Victor and Vera Sherlock, and Eoin and Emilie’s late father, John Dick.

Linda’s Funeral will take place privately but can be viewed online at www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/dardistown-cemetery

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