I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Sean Staunton, Chairman of Mayo Fianna Fáil. He was a stalwart of our party for the past forty years and was a very dedicated councillor for his local community in Westport.

I always admired Sean’s honesty and hard work for Fianna Fáil. He had the great ability to have cross party support for his innovative ideas for Westport for many decades. He was admired by many for his personal and political integrity.

My thoughts are with his wife and family at this very sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.