Tributes are being paid to former Mayor of Waterford Jack Walsh who died yesterday following a very short illness.
Labour Leader Brendan Howlin said Jack Walsh was only recently selected in September to contest the upcoming local elections for Waterford City East.
Just two months ago he said, Jack was on the podium at the Labour Party conference in Dublin, speaking with the great insight he always had when addressing issues of importance to Waterford and wider society.
Jack Walsh served as a Waterford City Councillor for ten years, and was Mayor of Waterford City from 2008 to 2009.
His local party colleague Councillor John Pratt said he was looking forward to contesting the local elections.
He was also a Chairman of the City of Waterford V.E.C. and served as a Director of both Waterford port and regional airport while also serving as a Governor of Waterford Institute of Technology.
Jack Walsh was a SIPTU member, and was formerly President of the Waterford Trades Council.