Tipperary tributes to Liam Cosgrave

Flags at Leinster House and Government Buildings are flying at half-mast in honour of former Taoiseach, Liam Cosgrave.

Mr Cosgrave died last night at the age of 97.

The Dáil is due to hear statements on the former Taoiseach, who was first elected as a TD in 1943.

Fine Gael whip on Tipperary County Council Michael Fitzgerald says the passing of Liam Cosgrave is the end of an era in a number of ways.