Businessman Vivian Murray dies at 76

Friday 06 March 2009 14.17
Businessman Vivian Murray dies at 76

The businessman Vivian Murray has died in Dublin. He was 76.

He served for many years as chief executive of the Irish Goods Council and spearheaded the 'Buy Irish' and subsequent 'Guaranteed Irish' campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s.

He was a former chairman of An Post and Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

Mr Murray was also a member of the first Independent Radio & Television Commission, and a director of the Louvain Trust.

He was father of the RTÉ business journalist and Morning Ireland presenter John Murray.

The late Mr Murray was originally from Clonmel, Co Tipperary, and had been ill for some time.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, daughters Mary, Anne, Bernie and Madeleine and his sons Dermot and John.