Tributes paid to the late Frank Curran

Tributes have been paid to Frank Curran, one of the most well-known figures in the newspaper industry in Derry, who has died

Aged 87 Mr Curran was the former chief reporter, sports editor, and editor of the Derry Journal.

Former SDLP Party leader John Hume was amongst those who paid tribute to Mr Curran today.

He described Mr Curran as a friend for over half a century who always remained a voice of reason and a source of optimism, even in the darkest of days.

Mr Curran will be laid to rest following funeral mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Steelstown on Sunday 12.15pm