RTÉ will air live coverage on television and online of the funeral of broadcaster Gay Byrne, which takes place at midday this Friday, November 8.

The veteran broadcaster passed away on Monday after a long illness. 

Beginning at 11.30am on RTÉ One and RTÉ News Now, Bryan Dobson will present a special programme featuring coverage of the funeral mass from St Mary's Pro-Cathedral Church, Dublin.

John Bowman and Mary Kennedy will provide commentary of the ceremony. 

Television coverage will be streamed live on the RTÉ Player and on RTÉ.ie, and will be available to audiences worldwide.

A Late Late Show special in tribute to Byrne will take place tonight (November 5), with host Ryan Tubridy promising it will be "really special".

The 90-minute live special on RTÉ One at 9:35pm will feature contributions from Gay Byrne's friends and colleagues across the world of entertainment and beyond, including Bob Geldof, Andrea Corr, Pat Kenny, John Sheahan and Mary McAleese.

The Late Late Show Tribute to Gay Byrne, Tuesday, RTÉ One, 9:35pm and on the RTÉ Player