Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne has today expressed his shock and sadness at the death of Shane McEntee TD.

Senator Byrne said: “Shane passing has come as a huge shock.  I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Shane’s family and friends as well as his Fine Gael colleagues in Meath and across the country. 

“I served in the last Dáil with Shane.  We often worked together on local issues and while we may have been political opponents he was always very kind and generous with his time.  Shane’s contributions to politics, gaelic football and his community were immense. He was popular across party lines and he will be sorely missed.”

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”