Founding member of PDs Pearse Wyse dies aged 81
Tributes are being paid to a founding member of the Progressive Democrats who died today.
Pearse Wyse passed away in hospital in Cork at the age of 81.
He was first elected as a Fianna Fail TD in 1965 and left the party to join the PDs twenty years later.
Minister for Health and former PD leader Mary Harney says he was one of the most highly respected and hardworking public representatives ever elected in Cork.