Friday, February 05, 2010

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Cllr Emer Costello has expressed her condolences on the death of former Lord Mayor of Dublin and politician Tomas MacGiolla.

According to Lord Mayor Costello “Tomas Mac Giolla was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1993-1994 and served the people of Dublin with distinction. Tomas ably served the people of Dublin West for ten years as a TD and represented the communities of Ballyfermot for almost two decades on Dublin City Council.
Tomas’ long political career was marked by his passionate engagement with the causes he believed in. Ireland’s independence and the promotion of equal opportunities for all our citizens were the causes he was most closely identified with. He was also keenly aware of the need to preserve our own language and heritage. He was active in the campaign to preserve 16 Moore Street (where the 1916 leaders made their last stand) and for the establishment of a commemorative centre on the site. Nos 14 – 17 Moore Street were designated a National Monument as a result of the campaign. Tomas continued to campaign on this issue until very recently.
“At this difficult time I would like to express my support and sympathy for Tomas’s wife Mae and all his family and many friends.”

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