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Please log in to comment. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. This week marks the Remember these famous faces in Irish broadcasting? Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for the content of external websites. Byrne was born on 5 August and grew up in Dublin. He is a qualified private pilot.