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Minister Hildegarde Naughton extends sympathies on the death of Brigid Hogan-O’Higgins

3rd November 2022 - Hildegarde Naughton TD

Galway TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton, has extended her sympathies to the family of former Fine Gael TD, Brigid Hogan O-Higgins, on the occasion of her passing.

Minister Naughton said, “I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Brigid Hogan O’Higgins.

“Brigid was the first woman to represent Galway in Dáil Éireann; and as one of the women who have succeeded her, I want to pay tribute to her trailblazing role for women in politics, regionally and nationally.

“When we speak today about women breaking through the glass ceiling, my mind is always drawn to Brigid’s pioneering work in representing the people of Galway for 20 years from 1957 to 1977.

“As a TD for the old Galway South constituency, and latterly the Galway East and Clare – South Galway constituencies, Brigid represented areas in Galway which I represent today, including Oranmore and Clarinbridge. There are many in the constituency who remember her still with gratitude and appreciation.

“My very sincere sympathies to her children, wider family and friends. A dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.”

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