Tributes to politicians and road traffic victims from councillors
Tributes have been paid to two political legends and two women who lost their lives in a road traffic accident at Hunterstown.
Speaking at the municipal district meeting in Ardee, Cathaoirleach Dolores Minogue said the deaths of Josie Duff and Kathy McDonald had shocked the town and they were 'two great ladies' who were well known and loved in the area. She said the sympathy of the council went out to all those involved in the tragic incident.
She also recognised the sadness left with the deaths of Jim Lennon and Eddie Filgate, Cllr Colm Markey going on to say that Jim was a 'great man to get issues aired' and 'he knew a house in every street where he'd get a cup of tea!'
He said he was 'old style politics' and a larger than life character.
Pearse McGeough said he served with him for 10 years on the council and he was a great character.
Cllr Jim Tenanty said he was a great stalwart of the area while Tom Cunningham recalled meeting Jim when he was a referee - and getting his name taken!
There was also a vote of thanks to former firefighter Liam McCormack who retired from the service recently in Ardee.