The death has been announced of the former Progressive Democrat TD and Lord Mayor of Cork Pearse Wyse.

Mr Wyse, who was 81 years old and from Ballinlough in Cork city, died this morning at St Finbarr's Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa, and son Pearse Junior.

He will be buried on Thursday in St Finbarr's Cemetary after requiem mass at midday.

Mr Wyse was first elected to Cork City Council in 1960, and five years later he was elected to the Dáil as a Fianna Fáil TD.

He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance in 1977 and served as Minister of State at the Department of Finance from 1978 to 1979.

Mr Wyse was a founder member of the Progressive Democrats in 1985 and was elected to the Dáil in both the 1987 and 1989 general elections.

He remained a member of Cork City Council until he retired in 1999 having held his seat for over 40 years. He also served as Lord Mayor of Cork in 1967 and 1974.