Hazzard extends condolences to the family of Maurice Hayes
Sinn Féin MP for South Down Chris Hazzard has extended his condolences to the family of Maurice Hayes following news of his death today.
Chris Hazzard said:
“I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to Maurice’s wife Joan and extended family, undoubtedly Maurice’s passing will be a huge loss to them all.
“Maurice was a giant of a figure both locally in Downpatrick and throughout Ireland. Despite excelling at most things he put his hand to, Maurice always was a very humble person whose Lecale roots meant the world to him.
“I was very fortunate to spend some time with Maurice in recent years as we chatted all things politics and the fortunes of his beloved Down GAA.
“The thoughts of all in South Down are with the Hayes family at this tough time. May they take consolation in the love that Maurice possessed for them all and the enduring legacy he leaves behind.”