The former editor of the Irish Independent - Vincent Doyle - has died. He was in his 70s.

Mr Doyle began his newspaper career in 1958 when he joined the Irish Press, before moving to the Sunday Press.

He joined the Independent Group in the 1960s and became editor of the Evening Herald in 1977.

He became editor of the Irish Independent - the biggest selling daily newspaper in the country - in 1981 and remained at the helm there for 24 years, one of the longest serving editors in Irish newspapers. He is survived by his wife Gertie and three sons.

Independent News & Media CEO Gavin O'Reilly described Mr Doyle as 'a legend'.