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Death of Member: Expression of Sympathy.

Tuesday, 18 October 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 224 No. 10

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The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass The House will have learned with great regret of the death this morning of Deputy Mrs. Honor Crowley, following an illness borne with characteristic patience and courage.

The late Mrs. Crowley had a distinguished career in Irish public life First elected to Dáil Éireann in 1945, she was returned as a Deputy for Kerry South in every successive General Election. She served as a member of Kerry County Council [1407] since 1948, and also acted on several other organisations, such as the Irish Countrywomen's Association, the Irish Tourist Association, the Killarney Tourist Association, the Derrynane Trust, and the Kerry Drama Festival Committee. She was a representative of Ireland on the Council of Europe.

Her contributions over the years to our deliberations here in Dáil Éireann were highly constructive and deeply sincere, and always commanded attention and respect. Her devoted and dedicated public service was in the highest and best traditions of Irish public life, and fully in keeping, also, with the best traditions of the family from which she came, and whose record of public service to the people of Kerry and of Ireland is so distinguished and so notable.

Her appointment by the President to be a member of the Council of State was a fitting climax to such a distinguished career.

This House has suffered a grievous loss by her death. Her constituents in South Kerry have lost a most devoted advocate.

I would ask you, a Cheann Comhairle, to convey to the relatives of the late Mrs. Crowley the deepest sympathy of the House. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Mr. M.E. Dockrell: Information on Maurice E. Dockrell Zoom on Maurice E. Dockrell We on this side of the House would like to record our regret and our sympathy at the passing of Deputy Mrs. Honor Crowley. She was indeed a very fine Member of the House and we will all miss her very much.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish On behalf of the Labour Party, and on my own behalf, I should like to be associated with the vote of sympathy to the relatives of the late Deputy Mrs. Crowley. Indeed, I think she and I came into this House on the very same day. She was also a colleague of mine at the Council of Europe, and as a representative of Ireland, she was always held in high esteem and her contributions were [1408] valued. Those who listened to her in this House were interested in her contributions to the discussions in which she participated.

Members rose in their places.

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