Former President Patrick Hillery has died after a short illness. Dr Hillery would have been 85 next month.

An offer of a State funeral has been accepted by the Hillery family.

It is expected that President Hillery's remains will be brought to Dublin's Pro Cathedral on Tuesday and that there will be a State funeral on Wednesday.

Dr Hillery will be buried in Sutton, Co Dublin.

See a biography of the late Dr Hillery here.