Tributes are being paid to the RTÉ broadcaster following her untimely passing yesterday.
Marian Finucane is being remembered in the midlands as an "amazing woman".
Former government minister and Westmeath TD Mary O'Rourke has been paying tribute to the RTÉ broadcaster, who died suddenly yesterday, at the age of 69.
She presented current affairs programmes since 1974, and is credited with bringing exceptional empathy and intelligence to her interviewing.
Mary O'Rourke says she'll remember her as a pioneer, especially for women's issues:
Books of condolence have opened at RTÉ and Kildare County Council offices in Naas, for people wishing to pay tribute to Marian Finucane.
Tonight's Late Late Show will feature a special tribute, with contributions from friends and colleagues.
Mary O Rourke says Marian had a great way of evoking a response from people: