Robb did respond to the post with relevant information and was the first one to do so. He certainly didn't have to nor does anyone else have to respond to queries on these boards. You'll see posts on the Dublin board going unanswered for years. So it seems pointless to criticize someone for not being "nicer" when they've offered information relevant to the original query. He eplained how to get the cert information and why one can't just "look up" free at the GRO since the GRO is a revenue producing agency. Maybe the problem lies with making assumptions about researching in other countries without first asking what the possibilities are for research in those countries.
You can't request certs from the GRO or cert information via their website. You need to request the cert or search for a cert by post and include the necessary payment for the GRO to do it. Many people don't realise there are hundreds of thousands of people all over the world asking the GRO for information and all want it immediately. Many of them don't have correct dates, locations or even names.
Regarding the 1949 newspapers that might include death information, microfilm copies of the newspapers are available at the National Library of Ireland in Dublin and would require hiring a researcher to search the microfilms. That would be far more expensive than having the GRO provide the death cert.
Before anyone begins criticizing people spending their own time answering queries on this message board they should consider the effect it can have on those same responders andwering any further queries on this board. Because it works both ways. People responding don't have to do so and messages can easily be left unanswered.