The death has taken place of Breandán Mac Lua, co-founder and long-serving editor of the Irish Post newspaper in London.

He was aged 73 and had been ill for a short time.

A native of east Co Clare, Mr Mac Lua moved to London in 1970 and established The Irish Post with a Co Waterford businessman, Tony Beatty.

Before moving to London, he had been one of the first two full-time employees of the GAA at Croke Park and he wrote a book on the GAA ban on foreign games entitled 'The Steadfast Rule'.

He was pre-deceased by his wife Maeve, a Dubliner.