There have been many tributes from the worlds of media and entertainment to the RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane whose death was announced on Thursday evening.

Speaking on RTÉ News Six One, Liveline presenter Joe Duffy described Marian Finucane as "the voice of reason".

"That's my sense of Marian Finucane," he continued. "She asked everything you would ask before you made your mind up.

"She invented Liveline. It grew out of Women Today."

RTÉ News Six One presenter Keelin Shanley wrote on Twitter, describing Marian Finucane as "a hero to me".

Writer and broadcaster Dr Ciara Kelly said Marian Finucane was "an absolute legend" and "a powerhouse who broke every mould".

"She was also v[ery] good to broadcasters like me who came up behind her," she added in her tribute on Twitter.

Her comments were echoed by presenter Laura Whitmore, who said Marian Finucane had "paved the way for so many women in journalism and broadcast".

Fair City star Rory Cowan said Marian Finucane was "fabulous" and wrote of her kindness when he appeared recently as a guest on her RTÉ Radio 1 weekend show.

Chef Neven Maguire, a regular guest on Marian Finucane's programme, also remembered her kindness, writing that "she was so good to me".

Former Republic of Ireland player and football pundit Paul McGrath said Marian Finucane was "a wonderful lady" who "always treated me with patience and kindness throughout interviews over the years".

Marian Finucane's friend Dr Maureen Gaffney told RTÉ News: "There are so few people that are known nationally by their first name, and she was one. I think she was the nation's sort of older sister. I never had an older sister, but if I had, she'd have been the one I wanted."

Here are some more of the many tributes to Marian Finucane: