Declan Breathnach TD Louth (and East Meath)

10th July 2019


Declan Breathnach statement on the death of Cllr Oliver Tully


“It was with heartfelt sadness that I heard of the untimely death of Councillor Oliver Tully. Oliver was a true friend, colleague and a champion of the people, particularly of South Louth. I extend my sincere sympathy to his wife Eileen and his children Philip, Sarah, Amy and Eibhlín.”


“Oliver and I were both first elected to Louth County Council in 1991 and we soldiered together for over 25 years in a spirit of comradery and co-operation. His commitment to community will be hard to replace. His passion in all things environmental was truly evident along with his concern and interest in individual and family problems. In remembering Oliver, the phrase ‘his word was his bond’ comes to mind.”


“I would like to offer my sympathies to his wider Fine Gael colleagues and supporters. Oliver topping the poll in many Council elections since 1991 spoke volumes for his single-minded determination to enhance his local area that he cared so much for.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”