TRIBUTES was dedicated to author and former RTE journalist Colm Keane, who has passed away at the age of 70.
The Cork native, who was diagnosed with cancer, worked with RTE for 26 years after starring on their Today Tonight show in the late 1970s.
He eventually moved into radio where he worked as a reporter, presenter, producer and series producer and became known for co-presenting shows. First driver of RTÉ Radio 1.
He is also known for producing the Pat Kenny Show during Italia ’90.
The novelist has written 29 books – an average of one a year for the past three decades and wrote eight Ireland’s #1 bestsellers.
In 2003, he retired from broadcasting and began his career as a full-time author.
Some of Keane’s most popular novels include Going Home, We’ll Meet Again, and Towards the Light.
His latest work The Book of St Brigid was released in September and marks the fourth book co-written with his wife, RTÉ broadcaster, Una O’Hagan.
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Keane and O’Hagan settled in Bray before moving to Waterford in recent years and being married for nearly three decades.
Keane was his son, Seán, who sadly passed away in 2007 at the age of 20 after being diagnosed with cancer.
Compliments went to “excellent journalist” and “lovely man”.
Former colleague John Creedon said: “I will always remember his enthusiasm and our early morning conversations about Bray Wanderers, music, Youghal, Irish Saints and any other subject you wish. mention.”
RTE Sports broadcaster Des Cahill said: RIP Colm Keane. Most of us will remember him as a great broadcaster and lovely man… I will remember him best as a wonderful father to my late son, Sean. Deepest, deepest sympathies to Una and Colm’s family and friends.
Another colleague added: “RIP ……a true gentleman… .. so honored to work in the same organization as him.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8246613/tributes-author-rte-journalist-colm-keane-died-aged-70/ Tributes to best-selling author & former RTÉ journalist Colm Keane, who has died aged 70