Tributes have poured in to remember a legendary Irish journalist with Roscommon connections.
Mike Burns, a former RTÉ London Editor, has died in Dublin at the age of 84.
Born in Leicester in 1937, Mr Burns' family moved to Ballintubber in County Roscommon, where he became one of the original members of the showband, the Premier Aces in the late 1950s.
He is survived by his two sisters, one living in Galway and a second in Roscommon.
Burns pioneered three programmes in the 1960's that continue to be the spine of RTÉ radio news output - The News At 1.30 (now the News at One), This Week and World Report.
Later in his career, Mr Burns became RTÉ's Head of News, Radio, before returning to a broadcasting role as RTÉ's London Editor.
On St Patrick's Day in 2004, he received an MBE from Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.
The award acknowledged his services to UK-Irish relations throughout his career.
President Michael D. Higgins said the news of his death "will have been received with sadness not only by his colleagues but by his many friends in Ireland and abroad.