Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has today expressed his condolences on the death of former Fianna Fáil TD, Minister and MEP Noel Davern.
Mr Martin said: “I was very shocked and saddened to hear today of Noel’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
“Noel represented the people of South Tipperary with great distinction in Dáil Éireann, he served as a member of the European Parliament during an important time for the country and went on to become Minister for Education and later Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture. Noel had a great sense of community representation and public service which is not hard to understand given his family’s legacy in public service over many years.
“Noel was known in politics for his kind nature and good sense of humour. He was a passionate public servant who never shied away from representing his constituents at a local, national or European level.
“On behalf of myself and the Fianna Fáil party I would like to extend my sympathies to Noel’s wife Anne Marie and their children Don, Marc and Davina.”
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.”