Clare Fine Gael Senator Tony Mulcahy said today he is deeply saddened by the death of his party colleague and Minister of State, Shane McEntee, T.D.
The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food, with responsibility for Food, Food Safety and Horticulture, died suddenly on Friday morning.
According to Senator Mulcahy: “I was very friendly with Shane and found him to be an intelligent, softly spoken and hard working individual.”
Senator Mulcahy said the Meath native was “very progressive” in his role as Junior Agriculture Minister. He explained: “Shane was a strong supporter of biomass energy. Only last week, he told a Teagasc conference about the cost benefits for farmers in practicing energy saving in their home and business. During recent weeks, Shane also established Ash Dieback eradication measures to curb the spread of the disease throughout the country. His passing is a great loss to the Department of Agriculture, the Government and indeed, Irish politics.”
“My thoughts and prayers are with Shane’s wife and three children during this difficult time,” Senator Mulcahy concluded.
Note to Editor:
Senator Tony Mulcahy is available for interview on 086-2436345