Crawford will be missed in Cavan/Monaghan – Senator Joe O’Reilly

Following Deputy Seymour Crawford’s announcement that he will not run in the next General Election, Senator Joe O’ Reilly wished him the very best of luck on his retirement from politics. Deputy O’Reilly said he will be missed by his constituents, friends and colleagues in Cavan and Monaghan.

“It is with deep regret on a personal and professional level, but also with understanding, that I wish Deputy Crawford all the very best on his decision to retire from politics. Throughout his political career with Fine Gael, Deputy Crawford has proven himself to be a man of high principles and outstanding integrity. He will be a great loss to the Fine Gael party and to politics as a whole. Nonetheless, I accept and understand his reasons for retiring.

“Deputy Crawford has given the Fine Gael Party and his constituents in Cavan and Monaghan years of excellent service. His reputation at local, national and European level is outstanding to say the least. As Deputy Chair of the British/Irish Parliamentary Party he played a significant part in building the bridge towards peace in the North and South of the border during the troubles.

“His expert knowledge in agriculture and his diligent work in the area of job creation in his constituency is a legacy that he will leave for generations to come.

“I would like to wish Deputy Crawford a fruitful retirement. All his expertise is still available to Fine Gael and his constituents of Cavan and Monaghan and for that we will be truly grateful.”

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