Late Peter Kelly: Fianna Fáil in Longford has lost a loyal and valued member

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Late Peter Kelly: Fianna Fáil in Longford has lost a loyal and valued member

Micheál Martin with Peter Kelly, Robert Troy and Pat the Cope Gallagher. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie

Longford Westmeath TD, Robert Troy has expressed his deepest sympathies to the family of former Fianna Fáil TD Peter Kelly, following his passing.

“Peter was a proud Longford man who served the people of his constituency first as a member of the County Council and latterly as a member of Dáil Éireann, with great distinction.

“I was very fortunate to have known Peter and he was a very affable and supportive colleague. Following the 2011 election, when I signed in with the Clerk of Dáil Éireann for the very first time, I met Peter in the corridor.

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"He shook my hand, congratulated me and said he hoped I enjoyed as many happy years in Dáil Éireann as he had had. He let me use his old constituency clinic in Longford and always offered a listening ear or a word of advice.  

“The Fianna Fáil organisation, locally in Longford and nationally, has lost a loyal and valued member and supporter. I want to extend my condolences to his wife Maura and their children Emily, Joseph and Peter as well as to his wider family”, concluded Deputy Troy.

Gallery | Late Peter Kelly served the people of Longford with great distinction