Former Senator Myles Staunton has died

Thursday 23 June 2011 13.14
Former Senator Myles Staunton has died

The death has occurred of former Fine Gael TD and Senator Myles Staunton.

Mr Staunton, 75, and was a well-known figure in his native Co Mayo.

He was a TD for four years from 1973 and served a number of terms in the Seanad.

Cathaoirleach Senator Paddy Burke said that he is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Myles Staunton.

He said Myles was a true parliamentarian, public representative and servant of both the State and Co Mayo.

He carried out his parliamentary duties over a 12 year career in the Oireachtas with great foresight and dignity, he added.