The death has occurred of Paddy O'Keeffe, a former editor of the Irish Farmers Journal.

The 89-year-old passed away at his home in Ballyhooly, outside Fermoy, Co Cork, yesterday.

He was still serving as chairman of the Agricultural Trust, which publishes the Irish Farmers Journal.

Mr O'Keeffe was also the founding chairman of Farmer Business Developments and served on the RTÉ Authority.