At the start of today's monthly meeting of Mayo County Council tributes were paid to the late Pauline Murray, nee Lavin, of Charlestown who died last month.
Pauline, a native of Kiltimagh, was a well known publican in Charlestown and was the wife of Sinn Fein councillor Gerry Murray.
Sympathies were expressed by councillors and council officials to Gerry and his two daughters Michelle and Majella, and wider family on their loss.
She was described as " a real lady" by all who knew her.
Pauline died following a battle with Motor Neurone disease.
As a mark of respect to Cllr Murray and his family, today's monthly meeting of the authority will be adjourned at 4pm this afternoon.
A minute silence was observed by councillors at today's meeting following the many tributes to Pauline.