There is great sadness across county Roscommon as news of the death of a former TD for the county filtered through since Saturday afternoon.

Former Fine Gael TD, Senator and councillor John Connor was fatally injured in a single vehicle road crash close to Frenchpark on Saturday afternoon.

Mr Connor’s political career spanned 25 years and many tributes are being paid to him.

The Taoiseach has expressed his condolences on his death saying that he is  "deeply shocked and saddened" to hear of the passing of John Connor, a man who had “an unwavering commitment to the people of his area and brought a considerable expertise to politics at local and national level”.

Sligo Leitrim TD, Boyle based Fine Gael deputy Frank Feighan says John was a man of huge integrity…

His remains will repose in The Sharkey Funeral Home, Frenchpark on Wednesday from 5pm until 7.30pm.

Removal from the funeral home on Thursday to St. Asicus’ Church, Frenchpark arriving for Mass of the Resurrection at 11.30am.

He will be laid to rest in Cloonshanville cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.




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