The death has taken place after an illness of former RTÉ cameraman Donal Wylde.

Originally from Ennis in Co Clare, Donal lived in Clonmel in Co Tipperary for many years and his death has caused widespread sadness in the area, as well as among his many former colleagues in the media.

He worked as a photographer with The Nationalist newspaper in Clonmel before joining RTÉ where he became a renowned lighting cameraman, a role he filled until his retirement.

In recent years he published two books featuring still photographs he took during his career: The Light of Other Days which included photos from the Clonmel area; and The Times and the Joys, which had stills from across south Tipperary.

Exhibitions of his photography were held at the South Tipperary County Museum, which has also hosted other samples of his work in different exhibits over the years.

Donal died in Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel on Saturday morning and is mourned by his wife Jean and daughters Sinead, Niamh and Aideen. He was pre-deceased by his infant son Eoin.

He will be buried on Tuesday in St Patrick's Cemetery in Clonmel after funeral Mass in St Peter and Paul's Church.