Norah Gibbons was the first chairperson of Tusla.
The Justice Minister is leading tributes to children's rights campaigner Norah Gibbons who has passed away.
Mrs Gibbons was a social worker and went on to become Director of Advocacy at Barnardos.
She was a member of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse and was the first chairperson of Tusla.
Minister Charlie Flanagan says she was an exceptional woman who leaves behind a tremendous legacy.
Barnardos chief executive Suzanne Connolly says she's be sorely missed:
As many of you will have heard, Norah died peacefully at home yesterday evening in the loving embrace of her family. At Mam's request please consider a donation to St. Francis Hospice Raheny, particularly in these difficult times. pic.twitter.com/KgBKa0aGiz— Norah Gibbons (@norahgibbons) April 9, 2020