The death has occurred in Limerick of the journalist Arthur Quinlan.

Mr Quinlan was 92 and had worked as a journalist for over 50 years.

A native of Dublin, he was raised in Quin in Co Clare and, after studying at UCD, began freelancing for The Irish Times in 1945.

Mr Quinlan also worked for RTÉ Television and Radio during the 1960s and 1970s.

He was a long-time member of the National Union of Journalists. He is survived by a son and two daughters.

Irish Secretary of the NUJ Seamus Dooley said Mr Quinlan was one of the best-known reporters in Ireland.

Mr Dooley said he was a passionate advocate of the development of the midwest region and was recognised in media circles as "Mr Limerick".