An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today expressed his sadness at the death of Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath Deputy Nicky McFadden saying:
“I think I speak for everyone in the House when I say we are devastated by the suffering and the passing of Nicky McFadden.
“But if we are, we are also uplifted by Nicky’s magnificent courage, by her insight into this journey and her ability to make some kind of sense, even accord, with the savage uncertainty of life as lived.
“That she passed away on the feast of the Annunciation is somehow appropriate because today she begins her new life, free of the suffering that marked her last months on this earth.
“She brings her goodness with her to that place of life and light beyond the darkness. Nicky was a woman of great joy and I know she will bring that joy with her to her new life, her new place.
“I would like to send my deepest sympathy to her children, Caren & Eoin, and to all her family and many friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.”