Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has expressed his sadness at the death of Ann Lenihan, wife of late Tánaiste Brian Lenihan Snr and mother of the late Finance Minister Brian Lenihan and former Minister of State Conor Lenihan.

Deputy Martin said, “It is with deep sadness that I learned this afternoon of the death of Ann Lenihan.

“Ann was a loving wife who provided tremendous support in a family that gave much to public service in this country. She had a strong sense of service and civic duty which she instilled in each of her children. Ann had a positive outlook on life and always provided encouragement to those around her.

“On my own and my party’s behalf I offer her sons Conor, Niall and Paul and daughter Anita our deepest sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”