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Ireland Funeral details announced for RTE broadcaster Keelin Shanley, who died 'peacefully, in the last sunshine before the storm'

00:25  11 february  2020
00:25  11 february  2020 Source:   independent.ie

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The death has been announced of RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley following an illness. She passed away peacefully this afternoon, aged 51. Keelin grew up in Dublin and studied biochemistry at Trinity College, working for a while as a researcher before changing her focus to journalism.

THE death has been announced of RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley following an illness. The award-winning journalist passed away peacefully this afternoon Keelin then returned to Ireland and started working with RTÉ , presenting a number of science and technology programmes in the late 1990s.

The funeral details have been announced for late RTE broadcaster Keelin Shanley, who will be laid to rest after a church ceremony on Wednesday.

In news that sparked a wave of tributes from within the media organisation and members of the public, the mum-of-two (51) sadly passed away on Saturday following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Published this afternoon, a notice on rip.ie stated that the death has occurred of Caoilfhionn (Keelin) Shanley-Ferguson.

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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 death was confirmed on Saturday afternoon. She first worked as a researcher before becoming a journalist with a special interest in social justice issues.

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It said that she died peacefully “in the last sunshine before the storm.”

The notice describes her as the adored wife of Conor Ferguson and devoted mother to children Lucy and Ben and how she fought a “courageous battle with cancer.”

Tribute was also paid to leading Oncologist Dr Janice Walshe and her “amazing team” at St Vincent’s private University hospital as well as the “fantastic people at Blackrock Hospice.”

It goes on to state how she was pre-deceased by her beloved mother Orna Shanley and will be hugely missed by her father Derry, stepmother June, her three sisters and brother Eoin alongside with her many relatives and friends.

“Many thanks to RTE News & Current affairs and the whole RTE family for their support and kindness,” it adds.

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The death has been announced of RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley following an illness. talent as a broadcaster was complimented by her vivacious personality traits that made her a popular colleague and a loyal and beloved friend. are we have really enjoyed being with you for the last two years?

Keelin Shanley was kind & considerate, a thoroughly decent person, a journalist filled with empathy and a A wonderful colleague, who will be so sorely missed, most of all by her family & children. Richard Chambers wrote: " Keelin Shanley was a brilliant broadcaster and even better person with

Her body is currently reposing at her family home and there will be a “celebration” of her life at St Paul’s Church in Glenageary before cremation at Mount Jerome.

Members of the public are asked not to send flowers but if they wish, can make a donation to Arc Cancer Support.

An award-winning journalist, Keelin had most recently been anchor of the Six One News on RTÉ One.

A native of Dublin, she studied biochemistry at Trinity College, working for a while as a researcher before changing her focus to journalism.

She began her news career working for Radio France International and CNN World Report before going on to join the national broadcaster.

She worked on a string of flagship news programmes including Prime Time, Crimecall and Morning Edition, winning three IFAT’s for her efforts.

A pioneer of social justice issues, she covered a number of stories in developing countries like Liberia and Uganda.

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RTE broadcaster and journalist Keelin Shanley has died aged 51 following an illness. RTE announced that she had passed away peacefully after After graduating from Trinity College with a degree in biochemistry, Keelin went on to present a number of science and technology shows in the

He said in a statement: "People all over Ireland will have been greatly saddened by the news of the death of Keelin Shanley , broadcaster and award-winning journalist. "Driven by a strong commitment to social justice, she brought great professionalism and dedication to her work as a journalist.

In January 2018 she took over the reins of Six One News on RTÉ television alongside Caitriona Perry. The pair became the first female duo to anchor the show.

Special tribute was paid to the late broadcaster over the weekend during a number of live election-based programmes as the sad news of her passing cast a pall of grief over the RTE newsroom.

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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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