The death has been announced of former High Court judge Feargus Flood at the age of 94.

Mr Justice Flood was best known as the chairman of the Planning and Payments Tribunal, which under his chairmanship was known as the Flood Tribunal.

It was set up in 1997 to investigate planning matters in the Dublin area.

He retired from the Tribunal in 2003.

Originally from Ballybofey in Co Donegal, he had lived in Howth, Co Dublin.

Before being appointed to the bench in 1991, he worked as a junior and senior counsel practising mainly on the Northern Circuit.

He is survived by his wife Anna, a son and two daughters.

His funeral will take place on Thursday.