Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has extended his condolences to the family and friends of former Ceann Comhairle Seán Treacy.

Deputy Martin said, “I was saddened to hear of the passing of Seán Treacy earlier today.  Seán was a committed public servant at local, national and European level.  He had strong personal convictions but was always incredibly fair-minded and independent in his role as Ceann Comhairle.

“Seán was an extremely popular politician, being returned seven times as a TD before serving as an MEP for Munster in 1981.  This impressive record is a reflection of his dedication to public service, his work ethic and his warm personality.

“I wish to extend my sympathies to his family and friends.  Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”