Tributes were paid to a man in his 70s who died in a house fire this morning.
She was known locally as Christy Brown, who lived alone in River Street, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and is being investigated.
Mr Brown was originally from Ardfinnan in Co Tipperary some 15km away.
He was retired and said to have worked in construction.
Paying tribute to Mr Brown, Clonmel Independent Councilor Richie Molloy said: “All of this gentleman’s neighbors are shocked. We send our condolences to his family and friends on this sad end of life.”
Emergency services were alerted to the River Street fire in the city just after 6.30am on Sunday.
It is believed that Mr Brown may have died from smoke inhalation.
He was pronounced dead at the scene after the fire was brought under control.
His body was taken to Tipperary University Hospital and an autopsy is being performed. A file is created for the coroner.
Fine Gael Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Clonmel John Fitzgerald told Independent.ie he was “very saddened” to hear of the elderly man’s death.
“This appears to have been a tragic accident that had a very unfortunate outcome,” said Cllr Fitzgerald.
“Of course we extend our condolences to the next of kin at this time.”
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