Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has expressed his condolences on the death of Councillor Fergie Kehoe, a member of Wexford County Council.

Mr. Martin commented, “I was very saddened to learn of the death of Cllr Fergie Kehoe. Fergie was a man of outstanding integrity who had a strong sense of civic duty. He was a proud and highly respected Wexford man who always put the interests of his community first and continuously strived for its betterment.

“Fergie became a Councillor on Wexford County Council in 2007 and was re-elected in May 2014. He was born and reared in Wexford and was always a great champion for the town. He made a significant contribution to public life in Wexford and played an important role in the development of the town and county as a whole.

“Fergie served his community with pride and passion on Wexford County Council. He was well respected by people across all sides of the political divide and was always willing to co-operate with others to put the interests of Wexford first. His loss is an enormous loss for Wexford.

“I want to express my deepest condolences and those of all in Fianna Fáil to Fergie’s wife Frances, his son Oisín, his father John, family and his wider network of family and friends.

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