On a personal level and on behalf of the entire Fianna Fáil organisation, I would like to express shock and sadness at the untimely death of Minister of State Shane McEntee TD.

He was a true gentleman who commanded the genuine affection and respect of people on all sides of the House.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Shane’s family and with his colleagues in the Fine Gael party at this terrible time.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.