Tributes are pouring in for Eamon Casey, who died at a nursing home in Clare yesterday.
The former Bishop of Galway resigned amid controversy in 1992, after it was discovered he’d fathered a child with American divorcée Annie Murphy.
He passed away yesterday at Carrigoran House Nursing Home in Newmarket on Fergus, at the age of 89, following a long illness.
Paying tribute, the Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, says his ministry both as a Priest and a Bishop, was of immense significance.
President Michael D Higgins has praised his work as Chairman of Trócaire – and the charity has also issued a statement, saying his work benefited millions of people around the world.
Bishop Casey’s family – including his son Peter – say he was a great source of love and support.
A spokesperson for the family says funeral details will be announced later this week.