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Sadness at the death of popular local TD

Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 2:21pm

Sadness at the death of popular local TD

The late Nicky McFadden.

Local Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden has died.

Local Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden has died.

The popular deputy passed away this afternoon following a battle with Motor Neurone Disease. 

Elected to the Dáil on the third attempt in 2011, she previously served on Athlone Town Council, Westmeath County Council and Westmeath VEC.

The mother-of-two was first elected as a councillor in 1999 and became a senator in 2007 prior to her elevation to the Dáil.

She confirmed her motor neurone diagnosis in June 2012.

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