The Prime Minister has paid tribute to Lord Ballyedmond, who died in a helicopter crash in Norfolk.
David Cameron said: “Lord Ballyedmond was a towering figure in Northern Irish business life, and passionate about peace and good relations north and south, east and west.
"He was a larger than life figure who was a great supporter of the Conservative party and a good friend to me.”
Experts scouring the wreckage of the helicopter crash in Gillingham, Norfolk will begin recovering crash debris today.
Air accident investigators have begun work to find out how a helicopter crashed close to the Norfolk and Suffolk border last night.
Police have closed roads around the scene of last night's helicopter crash at Gillingham near Beccles.