Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy
Frances Fitzgerald (Fine Gael)
It is an honour to rise today, on behalf of the Fine Gael group in the Seanad, to pay tribute to a former Member of the Oireachtas, Deputy and Senator, Seán Keegan and extend sympathy to his wife, family, friends and Fianna Fáil colleagues.
Seán Keegan showed a deep and unwavering commitment to public service as a member of a local authority and as a Member of Dáil Eireann and Seanad Éireann. While his time as a Member of the Oireachtas ended before mine began, he served from 1955 to 1982 and this is a long period of public service. I have heard many stories about his courtesy, kind ways and the helping hand and advice he always offered to new parliamentarians. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to his wife, Mary, his family, former colleagues and the Fianna Fáil Party on the loss of a stalwart son. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.