Statement by Brendan Howlin TD on the death of Seamus Pattison

Issued 4 February 2018

Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of former Labour Party TD for Carlow-Kilkenny TD Seamus Pattison.

Deputy Howlin said:

“It is with sadness that I’ve learnt of the death today of my great friend and colleague Seamus Pattison TD.

“Seamus was a stalwart in the Parliamentary Labour Party that I joined as a young man. He was generous both with his time and his advice to this young parliamentarian.

“He served Carlow-Kilkenny faithfully and loved his native constituency.

“He enjoyed his period as a Minister of State in the Department of Social Welfare and excelled as Ceann Comhairle where he particularly enjoyed representing the parliament he loved.

“Seamus represented the best of an old Labour tradition. I was proud to have known him and worked with him.

“May he rest in peace.”