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Ireland 'There is a cloud over us today': Tributes to Keelin Shanley from heartbroken RTÉ colleagues

17:35  09 february  2020
17:35  09 february  2020 Source:   thejournal.ie

Tributes paid to RTE News presenter and mum-of-two Keelin Shanley who passes away aged 51 after brave cancer battle

  Tributes paid to RTE News presenter and mum-of-two Keelin Shanley who passes away aged 51 after brave cancer battle The talented Dublin broadcaster defied pain to present the Six One newsRTE managing Director Jon Williams posted on Twitter: "With heaviest of hearts, just announced that our friend Keelin Shanley died today.

Over the years at RTÉ , Keelin earned the reputation of being an agile broadcaster Jon Williams, Managing Director of RTÉ News & Current Affairs, paid tribute to Keelin saying " there was not a Keelin was incredibly popular with all her colleagues . But our loss is nothing compared to that of her

TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to RTÉ journalist and broadcaster Keelin Shanley who has died at the age of 51. RTÉ announced Keelin ’s untimely death this Managing Director of RTÉ News and Current Affairs Jon Williams paid tribute to Keelin saying she was “the best of us - and we are heartbroken ”.

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RTÉ STAFF HAVE been paying tribute to their colleague Keelin Shanley in the wake of her passing. The 51-year-old died following an illness, and her death was announced by the broadcaster yesterday. The longtime journalist’s desk in RTÉ has been turned into a shrine as work on the general election continues:

Colleagues have also been paying tribute to her on the airwaves, with Rachael English and Sean O’Rourke speaking about their sadness over her death on the Today With Sean O’Rourke show. “If Keelin was still with us she’d be here today and she’d be in the thick of [general election reporting] and she’d be loving every last minute of it,” said English, who described Keelin as intelligent, honest, and a “wonderful, warm, funny colleague”.

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President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley who has died aged 51. In a statement this afternoon President Higgins said: "People all over Ireland will have been greatly saddened by the news of the death of Keelin Shanley , broadcaster and award-winning journalist.

RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley has died aged 51 following an illness. Jon Williams, managing director of RTÉ News and Current Affairs paid tribute to Shanley : “ Keelin was the best From Prime Time Investigates to Morning Edition, Morning Ireland to the Six One News, there wasn’t a corner of

She said that she was “just a joy to work with” and that “not only was she great at her job – she could be a real divil as well”. O’Rourke offered his own tribute, saying that Keelin Shanley “was as sweet as she was sharp”.

Keelin Shanley © Getty Images Keelin Shanley In particular, he described working with her more than 25 years ago in Galway on a series of arts programmes. “She was the researcher and I remember finishing the week thinking the wrong person presented the programme,” he said. “She was always wonderful to work with.” He said that Keelin “had a really strong social conscience”.

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RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley has died following an illness. She was 51. Ms Shanley was an award-winning journalist, who spent most of her career She grew up in Dublin and was a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where she studied biochemistry. Her death was confirmed on Saturday afternoon.

"For Keelin , the story was never about her - always about others. Her legacy of over 20 years Richard Chambers wrote: " Keelin Shanley was a brilliant broadcaster and even better person with just ' heartbroken '. RTE 's Keelin Shanley remembered as 'thoughtful and kind' as tributes pour in.

“We miss her and we will miss her and will continue to miss her so much,” said O’Rourke, sending his and his team’s condolences to the late presenter’s family. “[It's] the thing that overshadows… the show goes on obviously here on election day but it certainly is something. There is a cloud over us today,” he concluded.

A book of condolences has been opened to Keelin Shanley in RTÉ. One of those who signed the book was presenter Claire Byrne, who said that she will miss “our 7pm chats in the wardrobe department”, and thanked her colleague for her kindness. Keelin grew up in Monkstown, Co Dublin and studied Science in Trinity College, moving to Italy to continue her research. However, she later moved into journalism. 

She is mourned by her husband Conor Ferguson and son and daughter, Ben and Lucy.  Tributes have been pouring in for Keelin online since the news of her death broke:

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Keelin Shanley passed away peacefully this afternoon aged 51. She had been dealing with cancer for some time. "With over 20 years experience as a journalist "For Keelin , the story was never about her - always about others. Her legacy of over 20 years journalism with RTÉ saw her help tell the stories of

RTÉ announced her untimely death following an illness today . Shanley has been a stalwart of RTÉ news coverage since she joined the broadcaster, with Managing Director of RTÉ News and Current Affairs Jon Williams paid tribute to Keelin saying she was “the best of us - and we are heartbroken ”.

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‘I’ve had a wonderful life’ Keelin Shanley told family before passing away .
‘I’ve had a wonderful life’ Keelin Shanley told family before passing awayEveryone from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to President Michael D Higgins to all her many friends and colleagues in the RTÉ newsroom and her old school pals from Loreto College poured into St Paul's Church in Glenageary to pay their final respects in a humanist ceremony.

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