Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North East, Charlie McConalogue, today paid tribute to former Party Senator Bernard McGlinchey, who died yesterday evening.
“Bernard McGlinchey was a politician and a man of exceptional talents who left a very real legacy to his county, and the town of Letterkenny in particular, through his long and productive career in politics.
“He was regarded with the utmost respect both nationally and locally for his ability and capacity as a politician. Bernard’s career in politics finished before my election to Donegal County Council in 2009 but I have always been struck by the reverence and admiration those who worked closely with him had for his ability and achievements.
“Many positive developments in Donegal would not have happened without him, not least the development of Letterkenny General Hospital.
“Bernard achieved in anything he turned his hand to and was a central figure in business life in Letterkenny and County Donegal throughout his life.
“On behalf of Fianna Fáil Party members and myself, I extend our sympathy to his family, partner Kathleen and close friends at this difficult time.
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”