The body of a miner who was killed while working underground at Lisheen Mine in Co. Tipperary has been recovered.

The remains of Mario Francis were brought to the surface at 11.30pm.

He was killed when a roof of a tunnel collapsed on Thursday.

His body has been taken to Limerick General Hospital, where it is expected that a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

A Health and Safety Authority investigation into the incident is continuing.