The former Catholic Bishop of Derry, Seamus Hegarty, has died at the age of 79.
He died at Letterkenny University Hospital, where he was receiving treatment, according to the Catholic Communications Office.
Dr Hegarty led the diocese of Derry from 1994 to 2011, when he retired due to an “irreversible and progressive” illness.
Before that, he served as the Bishop of Raphoe.
Hegarty, who was from Kilcar, had been Bishop of Derry from 1994 to 2011 having served as Bishop of Raphoe.
He was ordained as a priest in 1966, and was consecrated Bishop of Raphoe in 1982.