Keelin Shanley is confirmed dead at the age of 51.
Keelin was best known as a Irish journalist and newscaster (RTÉ News: Six One).
Death was likely due to cancer.
Shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Keelin Shanley. May she rest in peace.
RT @AudreyCarville: It’s the worst possible news. Our beautiful friend and colleague Keelin Shanley has died. She was so smart and funn…
RT @Mark_Coughlan: I learned so much from her in my early career in Prime Time, especially how to treat people we meet on stories. She…
RT @rte: RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley dies following illness
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RT @rtenews: The death has been announced of RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley following an illness. She passed away peacefully thi…
RT @SeanMoncrieff: Absolutely stunned to hear of the death of Keelin Shanley. A great broadcaster and a lovely woman. She & I were alo…
RT @serentrippety: This is awfully sad news. Much too young. Keelin Shanley was an exceptional broadcaster and investigative journali…
RT @rtenews: The death has been announced of RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley following an illness. She passed away peacefully thi…
RT @PhelanVicky: I am so saddened to hear on @rtenews that Keelin Shanley, one of @rte's own has passed away. Cancer has taken anoth…
Terribly sad news, such a talented and empathetic journalist. Sympathies and condolences to her family and friends.…
RT @rtenews: The death has been announced of RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley following an illness. She passed away peacefully thi…
So awful. Rest in peace, Keelin. RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley dies aged 51
RT @AudreyCarville: It’s the worst possible news. Our beautiful friend and colleague Keelin Shanley has died. She was so smart and funn…
RT @anthonymurnane: Remembering our wonderful colleague #keelinshanley with fondest memories of relaunching @rtenews six one and Mornin…
RT @BrianOD_News: Terribly sad news. Keelin was always such a pleasure to work with.
Terribly sad news about Keelin Shanley. So young. May she Rest In Peace.
An incredible talent who was one of the very best journalists and broadcasters in Ireland. Shocked to read this. Th…
RT @Orlaodo: The saddest news. Puts everything in perspective. RIP Keelin. RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley dies following illness…
RT @anthonymurnane: Remembering our wonderful colleague #keelinshanley with fondest memories of relaunching @rtenews six one and Mornin…
Keelin Shanley
Born(1968-08-24)24 August 1968
Died8 February 2020(2020-02-08) (aged 51)
NationalityIrish
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
OccupationNews Presenter
Years active1995–2020
EmployerRaidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Notable credit(s)
Morning Edition
Crimecall
Prime Time
RTÉ News: Six OneSunday with Keelin Shanley
Spouse(s)Conor Ferguson
Children2
Keelin Shanley (24 August 1968 – 8 February 2020) was an Irish journalist, newsreader and presenter with Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), Ireland's national radio and television station, where she had presented the Six One News, alongside Caitríona Perry since January 2018.
The daughter of Derry Shanley and his wife Orna, Keelin Shanley grew up in Monkstown with her siblings Muireann, Eoin, Emma and Niamh.
Working as a reporter and presenter with RTÉ’s flagship current affairs television programme, Prime Time for over 10 years, Shanley made a number of award-winning documentaries.
Shanley has previously presented special budget and election coverage, Crimecall, Morning Edition, The Consumer Show and documentary Hacked on RTÉ One, as well as Morning Ireland, Today with Seán O'Rourke and The Late Debate on RTÉ Radio 1. She has also worked as a news reporter for Radio France International and for CNN World Report.
On 8 February 2020, it was announced by RTÉ that Shanley had died following a two year battle with cancer.
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