Former Northern Ireland civil rights activist and government minister, Austin Currie, has died.
The Tyrone native passed away peacefully at his home in Derrymullen, Co Kildare, at the age of 82.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin says he did ‘so much for people, as a peacemaker and in politics’.
He was one of the founding members of the SDLP, before serving as a Fine Gael TD in Dublin West from 1989 to 2002.
Former Taoiseach John Bruton says he was a key part of the Rainbow Coalition: