Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has expressed his condolences on the death of Bobby Molloy, former Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West, Cabinet Minister and founding member of the Progressive Democrats.

Mr Martin added, “I was very saddened to learn of the death of Bobby Molloy. Bobby had an outstanding and distinguished political career and proudly served the people of Galway West for many years as both a TD and Minister.

“Bobby was a man of great personal warmth, integrity and purpose. Having worked with him during 1997 Cabinet, I had the opportunity to witness first hand his singular focus on the issue of homelessness.

“He brought a distinct focus and energy to the issue, and the interdepartmental approach that he adopted to tackle homelessness was a particularly successful strategy in its time.

“I wish to express my deepest sympathies to Bobby’s wife Phyllis, his sons Donnacha and Dara, his daughters Saoirse and Sorcha and his wider network of family and friends.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.”