2FM paid tribute to the late Gerry Ryan by re-opening the Ryan Line as part of the station's 40th birthday celebrations on Friday morning.

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Announcing the special programme, 2FM said: "Gerry's back ......the Ryan Line is open. ...1850-715 -922.

"His daughter Lottie Ryan will introduce the one-off, hour-long special presented by her father, the late Gerry Ryan."

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