A minute's silence was observed at the start of today's monthly meeting of Mayo County Council, as a mark of respect to former Ireland soccer manager Jack Charlton.

The former England World Cup winner died at his home in Northumberland on Friday at the age of 85.

Jack Charlton has close links with Ballina where he and his wife Pat owned a holiday home for a number of years.

He was also an avid fisherman, and spent much of his free time fishing on the River Moy.

At today's council meeting, which is being held at the TF Royal Theatre in Castlebar to observe guidelines on social distancing, the Cathaoirleach of the Ballina Municipal District Seamus Weir said Mayo County Council has contacted the FAI to link with their open Book of Condolence for the late Jack Charlton.

People can leave their message by logging onto www.fai.ie

The virtual book of condolence will be open for two weeks, and will then be shared with the Charlton family.