A Special Meeting of Kilkenny County Council has been adjourned as a mark of respect to former Labour TD, Seamus Pattison - who will be laid to rest tomorrow.
Mr Pattison was a former Labour TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, Mayor of Kilkenny, MEP and Ceann Comhairle of the Dail from 1997 to 2002.
Labour Cllr Maurice Shortall led the tributes to Mr Pattison today and described him as a "father to us all" and an absolute gentleman.
The Council was due to address a new handbook issued to tenants in local authority housing here but that meeting has now been adjourned to February 19.
Mr Pattison's remains will repose at St. Patrick's Church, College Road, Kilkenny today, Monday from 5 to 8pm with Rosary and vigil prayers at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Foulkstown Cemetery. House private please.