Poet and essayist Dennis O'Driscoll has died today.

Mr O'Driscoll, who was originally from Thurles in Co Tipperary, was 58.

He was the author of nine volumes of poetry, as well as being an essayist and critic.

His work has appeared in the Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry and Faber's 20th Century Irish Poems.

He also published a book of interviews with Seamus Heaney.