Tributes are paid to the eighty year old former Taoiseach, Charles Haughey who died at his Abbeyville home in Kinsealy after a long illness.

The Fianna Fáil politician Charles Haughey is survived by his wife and four children. He served three terms as Taoiseach in a colourful political career which was often controversial, from the Arms Trial of the 1970 to the Moriarty Tribunal. 

President Mary MacAleese offers her condolences to the Haughey family. An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern led the tributes on behalf of Fianna Fáil and will give the graveside oration at Friday's state funeral. 

When history looks, it has to look at all that he achieved and sure the Moriarty Tribunal and the issues of that will come into that but any fair historian looking at the analysis of three and a half decades will come down that Charlie Haughey as a European, as a local politician, as a national politician was a great great leader. For all of us who served under him the Boss was a good person we're sad to see him gone.

A constituent leaving a floral tribute outside the Haughey family home says,

He'll be missed and you'll all leave him quiet now. Let him rest in peace.

Charlie Bird reports on the passing of one of the country's major political figures and outlines the state funeral arrangements.

An RTÉ News report broadcast 13 June 2006.