Colleagues pay tribute to Peggy
THE late former councillor Peggy Hamill was remembered at this month's meeting of the full council as a 'great humanitarian'.
In a moment's silence for the deceased former Labour councillor, the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mags Murray (FF), said that Peggy had 'loved her party, this council and her area' and was 'very positive in her dealings on the council and didn't play the politics game'.
Cllr Hamill had 'just got on with her work and she was a very hard worker', the Fingal mayor said.
Party colleague Cllr Mary McCamley (Lab) said that Peggy Hamill was a 'great humanitarian' and modest about her achievements. 'She hid her light under a bushel', the Labour councillor said.
She said that Peggy Hamill was 'what a socialist was all about' and fought for 'core Labour values' all of her life. She said that Cllr Hamill was a 'great story-teller' and 'a wonder' and that everyone on the council would miss her.
Cllr Eithne Loftus (FG) described Peggy Hamill as a 'great friend' who 'worked for the best interests of the community' and said: 'May the Lord have mercy on her soul'.