Finbarr Flood, former chair of the Labour Court, has died aged 77.
Mr Flood was also former managing director of Guinness, having begun his career with the drinks giant as a 14-year-old messenger boy.
When Mr Flood retired from Guinness in 1994, he was appointed deputy, and later chairman, of the Labour Court.
Politicians and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) were among those who paid tribute yesterday.
The FAI presented Mr Flood with a Hall of Fame award at the FAI Cup Final in 2011 in recognition of his contribution to Irish football. He played for Shelbourne Football Club from 1959 to 1962 and was subsequently club chairman.
“I am greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Finbarr Flood. He was a tremendous servant to Irish football and Shelbourne FC in particular,” said FAI chief executive John Delaney.
Mr Flood was awarded an honorary doctorate in Philosophy by Dublin Institute of Technology in 2012. He was associated with a number of projects, such as the regeneration of, Fatima Mansions and St Michael’s Estate.
His remains will be removed to John’s Lane Church, arriving for 5pm.
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