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    Default 'Weather Eye' columnist Brendan McWilliams dies

    Irish Times columnist Brendan McWilliams (63) has died after a short illness. He was a native of Waterville, Co Kerry, and the author of the popular Weather Eye column.

    An accredited chartered meteorologist, he was a former deputy director of Met Éireann. During the 1990s, he served as director of the Programme of Expert Studies on Climate Change for the Department of the Environment.

    http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaki ... king38.htm

    His columns' wide range of subjects and stories informed and entertained thousands over the years and often offered more insight into people and society than 10 pol corrs put together. A real loss to journalism in Ireland.

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    RIP

    He used to appear on Pat Kenny on the radio every so often, if I am correct? A very entertaining writer

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    So that's why WeatherEye was closed the past few weeks. God rest him, he always had something interesting in the back pages of the Irish Times.

    It's a terrible loss.
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    I am really sad to hear that. I used to turn eagerly to his column every day - I don't know how he managed to come with interesting weather-related tidbits and historical facts every time he penned the column. RIP

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    Sorry to hear this - his columns were very good and will be missed by many incl me.

    RIP

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    Sad news. The most interesting thing in the Irish Times by a country mile. May he rest in peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by draiocht23
    I am really sad to hear that. I used to turn eagerly to his column every day - I don't know how he managed to come with interesting weather-related tidbits and historical facts every time he penned the column. RIP
    Indeed, you could study meteorology just by learning his daily dose.
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    Thats a shame, have glazed over his column for years, I once spotted a subject I was interetsed in and after that I was hooked. A great writer.

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    Probably the only 'must-read' column in the paper. He'll be missed.

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    He'll be missed, he often gave important environmental issues a heads up in his column in an informative and undidactic way.
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