Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has extended condolences to the family of Gay Byrne following news of his death today.
The Sinn Féin President said:
“Gay Byrne’s contribution to the public discourse as a journalist and broadcaster was immense and enduring.
“From the early days of RTÉ until present day, Gay Byrne has occupied a special place in the hearts and minds of many Irish households.
“On behalf of Sinn Féin I want to extend my condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.”