An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has expressed his condolences following the death of former Fine Gael TD Seymour Crawford.
“It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of former party colleague Seymour Crawford.
“Seymour served his constituency of Cavan-Monaghan and his country in the Dáil for nearly 20 years.
“Passionate on so many issues from agriculture to education, Seymour played a crucial role in the work of the British Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body during one of the most important periods of the Peace Process, bringing his unique perspective to the table as the only Ulster Protestant member of the Oireachtas delegation.
“On a personal note, I had the privilege of working alongside Seymour during his final term in the Dáil, and I know that I wasn’t the only member of the current Government to listen and learn from him prior to his retirement in 2011.
“My thoughts are with his family at this very sad time. May he rest in peace.”