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HEAR MORE: Tributes paid to 'dignified, caring, and highly respected' Jim Balfe

Aug 3, 2022 14:08 By News Northern Sound
HEAR MORE: Tributes paid to 'dignified, caring, and highly respected' Jim Balfe HEAR MORE: Tributes paid to 'dignified, caring, and highly respected' Jim Balfe
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Jim Balfe has been described as a "great, dignified, caring, and highly respected and regarded man" following his passing.

Jim was a garda sergeant who was based in Scotstown for over two decades and the father of acclaimed actress Caitriona Balfe.

A local priest described Jim as an "excellent community man" who was extremely engaged in community life in Tydavnet.

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Meanwhile, local actor Pat Deery described Jim as a "gentle giant" who was always willing to help.

Pat spoke to our reporter Diarmuid Pepper, and was asked to give listeners a sense of who Jim was:

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