The former RTÉ television presenter Bunny Carr has died, aged 91. 

A Jacob Award winner, Mr Carr hosted the popular television series Quicksilver, as well as Teen Talk and Going Strong.

He also founded the PR and media training company Carr Communications.

Bunny Carr hosting Quicksilver

Bunny Carr was born in Dublin in 1927 and grew up in Clontarf. 

A former bank clerk, he was with Teilifís Éireann when it launched on New Year's Eve in 1961.

Along with Quicksilver and Going Strong, his other television shows for RTÉ included The Life Game, The Politicians, The Person in Question and Encounter.

In 1970 he went to work as Director of the Catholic Communications Centre, where he trained priests in media skills. 

In 1973 he left to set up his own PR firm, Carr Communications. Bunny Carr left RTÉ in 1984, but made occasional appearances on Irish television. He remained with Carr Communications until his retirement in 2004.

Pre-deceased by his wife Joan in 2005, he is survived by his daughters Carolyn and Philo and son Alan and extended family. 

Here is a clip from the RTÉ Archives of Quicksilver - a charity episode with Marian Finucane among the contestants.

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Communications consultant Terry Prone has paid tribute to Bunny Carr, describing him as a "pioneer of media training".

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Ms Prone said Bunny Carr worked first at the Catholic Communications Centre to train nuns and priests "to be competent on radio and TV" before establishing Carr Communications.

She said work in public relations was an "add-on" for him and not his primary focus. 

Read Alan Corr's interview with Bunny Carr, first published in January 2012.