Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has expressed his sympathies to the family and friends of Keelin Shanley following her death earlier today.

Deputy Martin said, “I was very saddened to learn of the death of Keelin Shanley. Keelin was always very warm and engaging in person and was an incisive and professional journalist.

“Keelin was an extremely skilled broadcaster, flawlessly moving from programmes like Crimecall and Morning Edition to co-presenting RTE’s flagship Six One news; her warmth and compassion always to the fore.

“I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to her husband Conor, their children Lucy and Ben, her family, friends and all her colleagues and friends in RTÉ.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam”.