Gerry Adams TD commends Ó Caoláin following his decision to stand down at the end of Dáil term
Sinn Féin Louth TD, Gerry Adams, commenting on the news that his Dáil colleague and friend of many years Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin will be standing down at the end of the current Dáil term, said:
“I have known Caoimhghín for almost 40 years. He is one of the great stalwarts of Sinn Féin.
"Caoimhghín is passionate about his politics, and compassionate in how he seeks to help those who are the victims of injustice and discrimination.
"His leadership during the hunger strikes of 1980 and 81, and in particular his role as Director of Elections in Cavan-Monaghan during the Anti H-Block campaign of 1981, were crucial in securing the election of Hunger Striker Kieran Doherty.
"As a councillor and a TD Caoimhghín has been a tireless representative for the people of Cavan-Monaghan and a diligent Teachta Dála in the Oireachtas.
"I want to thank his wife Briege and their children Aisling, Sinéad, Cliodhna, Deirbhile and Órán for their infinite patience and support for Caoimhghín."