Offaly Fianna Fail Chairman passes away

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Offaly Fianna Fail Chairman passes away

Offaly Fianna Fail Chairman passes away

Offaly Fianna Fáil has expressed regret and deep sadness in announcing the death of their Chairman, Liam Fox, after a short illness.

Mr Fox was born in Terryglass in Tipperary but arrived in Offaly in December 1976 to begin an apprenticeship with Bord na Mona. He married Kathy Conway in 1982 and set up their home in Broughal, Kilcormac where both became respected and active members of the local community – traits handed on to each of their six family members.

Liam was a staunch member of Fianna Fáil and on setting up home in Kilcormac joined the local Cumann. He was always very active on the campaign trail at all Local and General Elections.

He became Chairman of the Tom Feighery Cumann Fianna Fáil in 2008, from there he went on to become the Chairman of the Birr/Ferbane Fianna Fáil Comhairle Ceantair. He was elected Chairman of Offaly Fianna Fáil CDC in October 2016 and was re-elected to this position at the county's 2017 AGM earlier this month.

Offaly Fianna Fail released a statement this afternnon announcing the passing of one of their most faithful supporters. It read:

"West Offaly has lost one of its most faithful supporters and energetic members. Kilcormac, and particularly the KDA, has lost one of its finest community activists. Bord na Mona has lost one of its most committed employees. Tipperary has lost one of its proudest sons and his powerful rendition of ‘Sliabh na mBan’ will remain in the memory of all who had the pleasure of hearing it."

"Most of all Kathy has lost her loving life partner, her best friend - her husband. Ciaran, Sinead, Patrick, Thomas, Aine and Cathal have lost a caring father and a tremendous friend. To them we extend our deepest sympathies. We have lost a dear friend and valued colleague but it pales in comparison to the great void left in the hearts and lives of those who knew him best and loved him most," it continued.

The party posted this verse from Sliabh na mBan, a song Liam had sung on many occasion:

“By night and by day, I ever, ever pray,
While lonely my life flows on,
To see our flag unrolled and my true love to enfold,
In the valley near Slievenamon”.

May Liam Rest in Peace.

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