Ted Crosbie
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Ted Crosbie


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This recording was compiled on the top floor of the ‘Irish Examiner’’s brand new offices at Lapp’s Quay, as Ted Crosbie points out many of the streets and houses of the city, from the commanding view from his office. He details the history of his family and its association with the newspaper. When Ted joined the company he went to Sweden for work experience in the paper mills which supplied the ‘Cork Examiner.’ His strengths lie in his understanding of the mechanics of printing, and he speaks about the many changes in this arena over the century. He became technical director in 1958, and was afterwards appointed to the Board of Directors. His father was the Chairman, George Crosbie was a director, as was Senator Jim Crosbie. Ted talks about the businesses in Cork in the mid-twentieth century which advertised in and supported the newspaper. He describes the formation of the trade unions at the ‘Cork Examiner’ in 1968 for telegraphers, journalists, sub-editors, photographers and engravers. This recording provides a fascinating insight into the life and times of a Cork institution.

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Audio series:

Cork city, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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54.18 MB

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Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe