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The cause of death of journalist and Irish Times contributor Brian Hutton

A 46-year-old creative writer Brain Hutton co-founder of a radio production firm and Irish Times contributor, sadly died. We will see all reasons in detail behind his death in this article.

What happened to Brain Hutton

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A great writer, journalist and contributor to Irish Times died unexpectedly; Brian Hutton was only 46 years old. If we talk about her details, he was a native of Derry and worked for more than ten years for Press Associations as deputy news editor. He also worked in the news organization’s Dublin office till 2017. Harry McGee shared his gratitude through Twitter “We are all devastated by this news. Brian was a superb journalist and a great colleague to us in the Irish Times and across the industry. Journalist and Irish Times contributor Brian Hutton dies suddenly”.

The reason behind the death of Brian Hutton

He was an excellent writer, and for the last five years, he has contributed significantly to the Irish Times as a freelance journalist. “Old Yard Productions” was his own radio production business, and he was the founding co-director of this organization. He was suddenly ill on Saturday and died on the same day.

Many people remember Mr Hutton, one of them Deric Henderson, the former Ireland editor of the PA, remember him as “hugely skilled”. He explained about the qualities of Mr Hutton that he was very calm and professional, always did his work before the deadline, and lived in his space without any drama or fuss.

Know more about Brian Hutton

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He started his career at the Belfast Telegraph in the year 2003. He completed his education at Derry’s St. Columb’s college. He worked for Daily Mirror and covered the news till 2004. Ruadhan Mac Cormaic, The Irish Times editor, Praised Brian 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”.

In the Covid-19 era, Mr Hutton worked on The Irish Times Lives Lost and another project last summer that found the violent deaths of women in Ireland in the previous 25 years. One of Irish Times’ northern editor, Freya McClements, said, “the greatest of journalists, the best of friends, and the best of men,”

Tributes for Brain Hutton


I Was shaken when I heard the news this morning. For years the PA Dublin office was beside the Examiner one. Brian put up with our nonsense, was a brilliant reporter, and a sound man. It’s not right to pass away so young, with so much life still to live. RIP

mary Minihan

So very hard to comprehend the loss of such a great colleague, friend and good-humoured Derry man. Thoughts with his family. Brian was the best of us. RIP

Mark Hennessy

Enormously respected and greatly liked, he will be deeply missed. Journalist and Irish Times contributor Brian Hutton dies suddenly.

Mark H Durka

Shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the esteemed journalist Brian Hutton. I have known Brian since we were teenagers and have enjoyed catching up when our professional paths have crossed over the years through his work for Press Association and the Irish Times. I respected him hugely as a journalist and as a man. My thoughts and prayers are with Brian’s family, friends, and colleagues at this dark and challenging time.

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