'A great light has been extinguished' - Death of Nelson Mandela

Friday 06 December 2013 16.35
A leader who 'achieved more than could be expected of any man'
A leader who 'achieved more than could be expected of any man'

Anti-apartheid leader and former South African president Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.

Mr Mandela, fondly known as 'Madiba', has been described as one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century, whose legacy is a peaceful South Africa.

Tributes from all over the world have poured in for Mr Mandela, who "achieved more than could be expected of any man".

Death announced of Nelson Mandela

South African President Jacob Zuma addresses his nation

Obituary

The Legacy

Mandela - A Life in Pictures

Tributes - 'A great light has gone out in the world'

World reacts to news of Mandela's death

Inside South Africa's state of emergency - an undercover RTÉ report from 1986

Special report from RTÉ's Richard Crowley on Nelson Mandela

Mandela addresses Dáil Éireann in 1990

Mandela's 1990 visit to Dublin

President Michael D Higgins remembers Mandela

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson remembers her friend

The voice of a statesman 1918 - 2013

Timeline of key events

Funeral arrangements of Mandela announced