Irish president's tribute to writer Ulick O'Connor
Tributes have been paid to the Irish writer, historian, sports journalist and critic Ulick O'Connor, who has died aged 90.
Born in Rathgar, Co Dublin, in 1928 O'Connor had practiced as a barrister for some years before becoming a full-time writer.
His play A Trinity of Two (1988), about Oscar Wilde and Edward Carson, was translated by Raymond Gerome as Deux de la Trinité in 1990.
Irish president Michael D Higgins said: "Ulick O'Connor blossomed when he found the space to share his wit and knowledge as a writer and publicist, advocating strongly on a wide range of issues, particularly related to the importance of creativity and independent thought in society."