Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin TD, has said that the death of former TD and Senator, Michael Lynch, is the end of an era in North Meath politics.

Deputy Martin commented, “Michael Lynch epitomised the very best of Fianna Fail’s commitment to community politics and public service.  

“Elected to Dáil Éireann on two separate occasions in February 1982 and 1987, Michael was also a member of the 17th Seanad between 1982 and 1987.

“First elected to Meath County Council in 1967, Michael served the people of North Meath, and his beloved town of Oldcastle, for over 40 years before retiring at the 2009 Local Elections.

“Michael had the common touch who served his community and our party with distinction and pride.

“As a young Deputy, Michael was very welcoming to me when I was elected to Dáil Éireann in 1987.

“Outside of politics, Michael’s great loves were his family, traditional music, local heritage and of course Meath football.

“Michael’s wife Maureen, who pre-deceased him a number of years ago, was a source of great strength and support during Michael’s long political career.

“On behalf of the entire Fianna Fáil organisation, I want to extend my deepest condolences to his sons Marty and Lorcan, daughters Noeleen and Carla and extended family.

“Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhílis.”