Tipperary senator Denis Landy retires from Seanad on health grounds

Tipperary senator Denis Landy retires from Seanad on health grounds

Carrick-on-Suir's Denis Landy who has resigned from the Seanad on health grounds.

Labour Senator Denis Landy has announced his resignation from Seanad Eireann today, November 28th, 2017 due to ongoing health issues.

Party leader Brendan Howlin has paid tribute to the Tipperary senator for his loyal service to the party.

Senator Landy was first elected to Seanad Eireann in 2011 on the Administrative Panel and re-elected again in 2016 on the Agricultural Panel. 

 Senator Landy started his political career in 1988 having been co-opted to Carrick-On-Suir Town Council and was elected to Tipperary SR County Council in 1991, including serving two terms as Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir.

 He remained a member of both local authority bodies until his elevation to Seanad Eireann in 2011.

 Senator Landy extends his gratitude to everyone for their courtesy and support throughout his 30 year political career and concern expressed for his welfare and wellbeing in recent months.

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has paid tribute to Denis Landy following the announcement of his resignation as a member of Seanad Éireann.

Deputy Howlin said: “Denis has been a loyal and faithful servant to the Labour Party for many years. As a councillor, Mayor, Dáil candidate and member of Seanad Éireann, he has always represented the best of Labour values.

“Unfortunately, Denis has been suffering from ill-health for some time, and has now made the decision that he is unable to continue as a member of Seanad Éireann.

“On behalf of everyone in the Labour Party, I would like to thank Denis for his service, and wish him the very best for the future. Our thanks also to his wife Nancy and son Liam, who continue to support him during his period of ill-health.”