Former Fianna Fáil Senator Des Hanafin dies aged 86

Former Fianna Fáil Senator Des Hanafin dies aged 86

Former Fianna Fáil Senator Des Hanafin has died.

He was 86 years of age and is survived by his wife Mona and two children.

Party leader Micheál Martin paid tribute to his commitment to politics and community.

Mr Martin said: "Des was a man steeped in politics and community who served as a member of Seanad Éireann and North Tipperary County Council for over 30 years having first being elected to the County Council in 1955 and Seanad Éireann in 1965.

"I know that seeing both his children achieve high office was a source of great pride to him.

"I want to express my deepest sympathies to Des’ loving wife, Mona and to his children, at this sad time.

"Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhílis."

Mr Hanafin's children John and Mary both went into politics with Mary serving as a Minister.


More in this Section

Man charged over ATM thefts in Co AntrimMan charged over ATM thefts in Co Antrim

589 people are waiting on trolleys589 people are waiting on trolleys

Sports minister open to 'constructive suggestions' over possible FAI splitSports minister open to 'constructive suggestions' over possible FAI split

Three arrested in connection with Lucan murderThree arrested in connection with Lucan murder


Lifestyle

Ever wondered if liqueurs or drink-laced Christmas puddings might put you over the drink-driving limit? Pat Fitzpatrick picks up a breathalyser and puts six sweet treats to the testDo these boozy treats put you over the drink-driving limit?

Kya deLongchamps investigates the history behind the mythCan you really be arrested for eating a mince pie on Christmas Day in Britain?

Birds, hedgehogs and insects could all do with Christmas goodies too. Hannah Stephenson shares her top picks.Garden wildlife could all do with a few Christmas pressies too

Bag a bargain and beat the stress of flying at night with these top tips, says Claire Spreadbury.5 ways to make your late-night flight more bearable

More From The Irish Examiner