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Council Chair pays tribute to Councillor Charlie McHugh

4 October, 2008

In paying tribute to veteran Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie McHugh, who died suddenly at his home in Castlederg yesterday, party colleague and Strabane Council Chairperson Councillor Jarlath McNulty said,

"First and foremost, Charlie was a very family orientated man and everyones thoughts and prayers are with his wife Sylvia, daughters Sara and Seodhna, son Ruairi, mother Minnie, brothers Hilary, Maoliosa and John, sisters Veronica and Mary, grandchildren and wider family circle. On behalf of Council and party colleagues I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincerest condolences to Charlie's family at this time of heartbreaking loss.

"Charlie was one of life's true gentlemen which endeared him to friend and foe alike. Highly intelligent as well as being acutely street wise, Charlie's was often the first person people turned to when seeking advice or help. He was guiding light for so many people-within Council, within the community and within Sinn Féin.

"His contribution to all has been immense and his loss immeasurable. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam uasal." ENDS

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