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|Caption||RTÉ Radio broadcaster/producer John Quinn (1993)|
|Programme||Tinakilly Senate (The)|
RTÉ Radio broadcaster/producer John Quinn, in a publicity shot for a convocation he organised of thirteen retired people in Tinakilly House in Rathnew, County Wicklow, taken in the RTÉ Stills Studio in October 1993. This two-day meeting of elderly people from a variety of professional backgrounds, was broadcast in fourteen parts on RTÉ Radio 1 as 'The Tinakilly Senate' from 15 November 1993. The series was made to mark the European Year of Older People. The RTÉ Guide published a brief article on the series in its radio preview column on 12 November 1993; RTÉ's staff magazine 'Access' also published an article about it on 25 November 1993.
John Quinn presented and produced many programmes for RTÉ Radio 1 including the educational programme 'The Open Mind'. He was a senior producer with the station from 1977 until his retirement in 2002. He has also written five novels, four of them for children.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Department|
|Date of photograph||
(01/Oct/1993 - 01/Oct/1993)