John Leech found dead at his home
THE HUSBAND of former government adviser Monica Leech has been found dead at his home.
Gardai are treating his sudden death on Tuesday as a tragic incident and do not suspect any foul play was involved.
Father-of-two John Leech was well-known to people in the advertising and marketing industry and throughout the Waterford business community, where his wife served as president of the city's chamber of commerce.
Mr Leech (58), from Otteran Place, South Parade, Waterford, was a director and shareholder in his wife's PR business, Monica Leech Communications Ltd.
Nick Donnelly, chief executive of the Waterford Chamber, said Mr Leech was "held in high regard" throughout the south-east business community.
"John was a well-known personality, very well liked by many business people throughout the city and will be sadly missed," Mr Donnelly said.