Adrian Melia

November 2017

The PPAI is saddened to hear of the death of our colleague Adrian Melia after a long battle with cancer.

Pic:Caroline Quinn


Adrian with fellow PPAI member Michael Donnelly at the Punchestown racing festival


Tribute to Adrian by the Irish Independent


Comments from PPAI members

Caroline Quinn - Our dear friend and colleague Adrian Melia passed away peacefully late Monday evening, surrounded by his loved ones. His partner Jeannie asked me to say that he was still taking pictures of people in his room in his last days and even woke from consciousness on Sunday worried he hadn’t filed pictures from a job on Saturday, giving instructions to his cousin to do so.  Sleep well Adrian. It was an honour to have known you xxx

Kerry Kennelly - RIP Adrian, a brave fight until the finish

Iain White - Rest in Peace

Niall Carson - A true friend who won’t Be forgotten RIP Adrian

Cathal Noonan - Always enjoyed catching up with Adrian at the different sporting events when our paths crossed down through the years. One of the most positive people you could meet. RIP Adrian.

Leon Farrell - Sad to hear RIP Adrian

Maura Hickey - So sorry to hear this sad news RIP Adrian

Robbie Reynolds -I only got to know Adrian last year after the campaign was put into play by Caroline Quinn to raise funds for this incredible man's treatment. Adrian was what i'm sure we can all agree "a true gentleman". He was a humble man and a very funny guy with the determination to fight all the odds stacked up against him. Unfortunately, that fight came to an end on Monday evening. The last correspondence Adrian sent me was as always one which began with gratitude to his fellow association members followed by humour and positivity. In this message he wished to have a minute or two on stage at our forthcoming awards to address and thank us all for our help in his treatment. Unfortunately Adrain will never have that opportunity in person, but i’m sure we can all agree he will be with us in spirit on the night. Our thoughts are with Jeannie his family and his friends. May he Rest in Peace
Steve Humphreys - Rest in Peace.

Archie Carron - So sorry to hear of his passing, rest in peace Adrian

Michael Donnelly - So sad, RIP Adrian

Lorraine O'Sullivan - RIP Adrian

Diarmuid Greene - Ah desperately sorry to hear this. Got a lot of joy out of viewing his Toastmasters videos on you tube recently. RIP Adrian

Barry Cronin - Very sad news, rest in peace Adrian..

John McIlwaine - A good man gone. His long battle over. The bright light of heaven to you

Ray McManus - nice man. RIP Adrian

James Crombie - so sorry to hear, what a gent. RIP Adrian

Barry Cregg - RIP Adrian

Michael Chester - Aaaah so sorry to head such sad news, one of life’s gentlemen, sleep well Adrian R.I.P.

Paul Sherwood - Sorry to hear of his passing R.I.P.

Paul Mohan - RIP Adrian

Dominic Ledwidge O'Reilly - Rest in peace.

Paul Sharp - Rest in Peace Adrian

John D Kelley - Very sad news, rest in peace Adrian.

Nick Bradshaw - RIP, sad news thoughts with his family & friends

Frank Miller - Rest in peace Adrian

William Higgins - Sad news, a gentleman

Colin Keegan - RIP Adrian

Bryan O'Brien - Sad news .. always a lovely guy to meet on the job.

Justin Kernoghan - Very sad news, a true gentleman, many a great night spent with Adrian and Jeannie. Our thoughts are with Jeannie, family and friends. Justin & Brenda

Marc O'Sullivan - Sad news, rest in peace Adrian.

Johnny Bambury - Rest In Peace Adrian.

Sean Curtin - Sad news, never really met Adrian but his outlook was truely amazing. Rest in Peace Adrian.

Damien Eagers - Rip Adrian a true gent.

Crispin Rodwell - A shining light that went out much before time. RIP Adrian

John Kelly - A good guy, sorry to hear that. RIP Adrian.

Brendan Moran - RIP Adrian.

Michael McLaughlin - RIP

Declan Monaghan - Very sad news, a really decent guy. RIP.

Gerard McCarthy - Rest in Peace Adrian

Keith Wisemen - Sorry to hear RIP

Lorraine Teevan - What a brave fight he put up. A lovely man. Rest easy Adrian.

Andres Poveda - RIP Adrian,

Aidan Crawley - Lovely Man very sad news

Eamon Ward - Sorry to hear. Rest in Peace Adrian

Don Mac Monagle - Very very sad ..time for reflection..

Brian Lawless - so sad to hear this news. Such a positive soul, the day was always brightened for me whenever i met Adrian at an event. Blown away by the pure bravery with which he faced his illness. Truly inspirational. And of course the best hat in the business. Thanks for the memories Adrian, you'll be missed.

Kerry Kennelly - RIP Adrian, a brave fight until the finish