Tributes have been paid to the former TD, Senator and county councillor Michael Lynch from Oldcastle who died this week.
Mr Lynch, who was 84, was first elected as a TD in February of 1982, and then again in 1987.
He was also a local councillor for Oldcastle for over 40 years, and had retired from local politics in 2009.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has paid tribute to Mr Lynch and said he epitomised the very best of Fianna Fail’s commitment to community politics and public service.
Michael Lynch’s funeral mass will take place in St Brigid’s Church Oldcastle at 11 am tomorrow morning.