The Leader of Fine Gael, An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has expressed his condolences on the death of Kieran Crotty, former Fine Gael TD for Carlow/ Kilkenny.
Mr Varadkar said, “My deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Kieran Crotty.
“Kieran was a true public servant for his city of Kilkenny where he was well known as a businessman and public representative. In total he gave over 30 years of his life to public service through his time in the Dáil and on Kilkenny County Council where he served as Mayor of Kilkenny for six terms. First elected to the Dáil in 1969, he served the people of Carlow and Kilkenny as a TD for over 20 years.
“Kieran was deservedly awarded Freeman of Kilkenny in 2015. He contributed so much to his community including helping to found the ‘Keep Kilkenny Beautiful’ committee, the work of which has resulted in a number of Tidy Towns awards for Kilkenny over the years. He was very involved in both Kilkenny Rugby Club and Dicksboro GAA with whom he won a county title in hurling in 1951.
“My sincere condolences go to his wife Margaret, son Pat and daughters, Angela, Hillary, Margaret and Mary, his nephew Cllr David Fitzgerald all of his extended family.”