FF leader pays tribute following death of Cllr Tadhg Culbert

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The Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has extended his sympathies to the family of Letterkenny Councillor Tadhg Culbert, who has died following a long illness.

Deputy Martin commented, “It is with great sadness that I learned today of Tadhg Culbert’s passing. On behalf of the Fianna Fáil party I want to pay tribute to a much loved colleague and well respected community activist.

“Tadhg was a valued and active member of the Fianna Fáil organisation in Letterkenny.  He was well liked and respected across the political divide.  He was deeply involved in his community and will be remembered for his strong and unwavering commitment to the people he was elected to represent,” said Deputy Martin.

The Tipperary native came to Letterkenny in 1973, working as a clerk at the post office. He was first elected to the then Urban District Council in 1985, serving two periods in the chair over the next 14 years. He was initially elected as a member of Independent Fianna Fail, but later joined Fianna Fail.

He lost his seat in 1999, but was re-elected a decade later. and the following year, he took the title of Mayor for the first time, during which time he was closely involved in organising the Letterkenny 400 celebrations.

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1985 Independent Fianna Fail election leaflet

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