Dick Warner, Irish journalist and environmentalist, Died at 70

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Dick Warner was born on July 19, 1946 and died on June 16, 2017.

He was an Irish environmentalist, writer and broadcaster.

He was mostly remembered for presenting three series of the half-hour documentary programme, Waterways, in which he explored Ireland’s canals by barge.

During 1991, Waterways was first broadcast on Ireland’s national TV station, Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) and later transmitted internationally on channels such as Discovery and Channel 4.

During 1992, Warner won a Jacob’s Award for Waterways.

Warner worked on over ninety other broadcast television documentaries, including Spirit of Trees and Ironing the Land.

He had also carried out work for the Central Fisheries Board, The Loughs Agency, The Office of Public Works, the National Botanic Gardens and Tourism Ireland.

He wrote a weekly column for the Irish Examiner, published every Monday, and another season of Waterways began airing on RTÉ in 2011.

Before the closure Warner wrote a column in the Evening Press.

He was a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

He was married with two children and resided in County Kildare.

Warner died suddenly on 16 June 2017, after falling ill while travelling on a boat on the River Shannon near Ballinasloe.

Dick Warner passed away at 70 years old.

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