Death of former Sligo councillor Leo Conlon

The death has occurred of the former longtime Sligo County Councillor Leo Conlon, from Geevagh.

He was chairman of the council on two occasions and served on various bodies during his 25 years service.

His party colleague, Councillor Gerard Mullaney, from nearby Highwood, paid tribute to the late Leo Conlon.

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry has paid tribute to Councillor Conlon.

He said: ‘It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Leo Conlon.

“Leo was an outstanding public representative. He was first elected to Sligo County Council in 1979 and was elected Cathaoirleach in 1988 and 1998, and also served as Leas-Cathaoirleach on two occasions.

“He worked extremely hard to serve his constituents, and was responsible for delivering and supporting numerous initiatives in his community.

“He was widely respected across all political interests, he had a passion and enthusiasm for his role as a Councillor and this was reflected in his work over the years.

“Even when he retired as a public representative, his commitment to public service remained and he was a valued member of the Council’s Audit Committee for a number of years.

“Leo served as a role model for many young Councillors embarking on a career in public life,’ Cllr MacSharry concluded.