Fine Gael TD John Paul Phelan has expressed his condolences on the death of Kieran Crotty, former Fine Gael TD for Carlow/ Kilkenny.
Deputy Phelan said, “I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Kieran Crotty.
“Having served as a Councillor, Mayor of Kilkenny and TD for Carlow Kilkenny, Kieran gave so much of his life to public service.
“He was an assiduous constituency worker, extremely dedicated to the people he represented right up until his retirement from politics in 1999.
“I will always be grateful to Kieran for the assistance he gave me personally. From the very start of my political career he gave a lot of time canvassing for me and was always on hand with helpful advice.
“In his time as a TD, Kieran also revolutionised the way in which Government departments dealt with Oireachtas members. Thanks to his efforts, a special helpline was established for social welfare representations to help TDs better serve their constituents.
“Kieran did a huge amount of good and will be sadly missed, especially here in Kilkenny.
“My sincere condolences go to his wife Margaret, son Pat, daughters, Angela, Hillary, Margaret and Mary, his surviving siblings and his extended family and friends.”