He died peacefully at his home in Laois.
Tributes are being paid to a former midlands businessman who has passed away.
Denis, Dinny, Kavanagh ran a bicycle shop on Railway Street, Portlaoise.
He died peacefully at his home on Friday and is survived by his wife Cait and children Karen, Orla, Aileen and Róisín. Cherished grandfather to Thomas, Aoibhín and Séan.
His funeral mass is taking place this morning in SS Peter and Paul's Church with burial afterwards.
Former Mayor of Portlaoise Rotimi Adebari describes him as a true townie, a straight talker and a very good friend.
Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan is also among those who are sending their sympathies to his family.