Ronan was the former presenter of RTÉ’s farming programme, Ear to the Ground.
The Killala native, pictured, was one of the most popular members of the production team during the 11 seasons that he spent on the programme from 1996.
During that time, he worked as a production assistant, researcher, presenter and producer. He was the young European journalist of the year in 1996.
He also produced other Irish language programmes for TG4 and GAA magazine programmes, before he left the media world to retrain as a primary school teacher.
He returned to his native Mayo to teach and started a family with his wife Sinead, with whom he had three daughters, Aoibhinn , Saorla and Méabh.
Ronan was captain of the Killala team that won the Connacht Junior Football Championship in 2006.