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Brian Hutton Death: How Did Journalist and Irish Times Contributor Dies? Explained

Brian Hutton, (46), a prolific writer, also co-founded an independent radio production firm as one of its founding directors and Irish Times contributor, sadly passed away.

What Happened to Brian Hutton?

Brian Hutton, a journalist, and contributor to the Irish Times passed away unexpectedly. He was 46. Mr. Hutton, a native of Derry, served as the Press Association’s (PA) deputy news editor for more than ten years and, until 2017, was headquartered in the news organization’s Dublin office.

Brian Hutton Cause of Death

Over the past five years, he has contributed significantly to The Irish Times as a freelance journalist. He was also a founding co-director of the independent radio production business Old Yard Productions. He became ill on Saturday and passed away.

Deric Henderson, the former Ireland editor of the PA, praised Mr. Hutton and called him “hugely skilled.” He was described as conducting himself calmly, without drama or fuss, and never missing a deadline, no matter how urgent.

He was undoubtedly so good at his because of his wonderful demeanor. Also, he got along with people nicely. They favored him.

The Carberrys: Running in the Family, a finalist for the New York International Radio Awards, and Van Morrison: Belfast Cowboy, produced for ABC Australia, are among the documentaries and programs produced by Mr. Hutton’s company.

Who was Brian Hutton?

Mr. Hutton began his work at the Belfast Telegraph in 2003 after receiving his education at Derry’s St. Columb’s College. He provided’stringer’ work as a freelancer for the Daily Mirror, covering the northwest until 2004.

The Irish Times editor Ruadhán Mac Cormaic praised Mr. Hutton as “a remarkable journalist whose quick news instinct, observational aptitude, and natural curiosity meant his byline consistently appeared on the largest and most important stories. He was also wonderful company—warm, approachable, and interested in others.

During the Covid pandemic, Mr. Hutton worked on The Irish Times Lives Lost and a separate project last summer that tracked all violent deaths of women in Ireland over the previous 25 years.

He was “the greatest of journalists, the best of friends, and the best of men,” according to The Irish Times’ northern editor Freya McClements.

“Brian figured heavily in news of the State papers’ release just last week, so it’s appropriate that his byline appeared above another piece in the paper the day he passed away.”

McClements particularly out Mr. Hutton’s contribution to the coverage of the May Northern Ireland Assembly elections and the October 10 fatal explosion in Creeslough, Co. Donegal.

As a journalist, Brian was inquisitive, witty, and had a good sense of the news. He was also kind and sincere. Most importantly, he was a loving father to his daughter Issy.

Brian Hutton Profile

According to his profile, He was the founding co-director of an independent radio production company making documentaries and programs, including RTE Radio One’s The Business with George Lee, the New York International Radio Awards finalist The Carberrys: Running in the Family, and Van Morrison: Belfast Cowboy for ABC Australia.

Covering major national breaking news stories as they happen for Ireland and the UK’s national news agency. Reporting crime, politics, elections (Dail, Westminster), court cases, tribunals, business, inquests, and show business.

Published in The Times (London), The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, Chicago Sun-Times, Irish Independent, Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Star, Belfast Telegraph, Irish News, The Scotsman, and Scotland on Sunday.

Contributor on the BBC. Reported as a freelance ‘stringer’ in the North West for the Daily Mirror.

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