Northern Ireland

Funeral of Belfast Provisional IRA founder Leo Martin

The funeral of Leo Martin, a founding member of the Provisional IRA, will take place on Thursday.

Mr Martin was one of a group of republicans who broke from the Dublin leadership in 1969 and launched the Provisional IRA in Belfast.

He died in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday.

Mr Martin, who spent several periods in jail, will be buried in Milltown Cemetery after Mass in St Oliver Plunkett Church in west Belfast.