Tributes have been paid to the former manager of Kerry County Council Tom Collins, who passed away on Monday. A native of Galway, Mr Collins was appointed county manager in 1974 and remained in the position until his retirement in 1991. Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Pat McCarthy led tributes to Mr Collins at the authority’s monthly meeting. He will be laid to rest at Rath Cemetery tomorrow, following Requiem Mass at St Brendan’s Church. Mr Collins is survived by his wife Mary and their five children.