The late Charlie Fleming

Tributes paid to 'great community man'

Tributes have been paid to a former Fianna Fáil councillor and party stalwart on his passing.

Charlie Fleming, a native of Drumlion, Ballinagh sadly passed away today (Friday, January 14).

Councillor Fleming was co-opted to Cavan County Council in December 2003 to take the seat of Senator Diarmuid Wilson following his election to Seanad Éireann, representing the Cavan Local Electoral Area until June 2004.

Cavan Monaghan TD, Brendan Smith paid tribute to the father of nine.

“I was very sorry to learn of the death of Charlie Fleming who served as a Fianna Fáil Member of Cavan County Council.

"Charlie has been a long-standing close personal friend of mine and great supporter over many years. He served on Cavan County Council representing the Cavan Electoral Area. He worked very diligently and in the very best interests of all constituents.

"Charlie was a great community man and his work on many local voluntary and sporting groups in the wider Ballinagh area was highly regarded and he devoted much time and energy to this important work.

"I extend my sincere sympathy to Charlie’s wife, Rose, sons, daughters and extended family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal”, stated Deputy Brendan Smith.

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Councillor Clifford Kelly also expressed his sadness.

“Though Charlie’s time on Cavan County Council was brief, he made a strong impression on all of his fellow councillors as a committed, genuine, and thoroughly decent public servant.

“On behalf of the elected members, management, and staff of Cavan County Council, I offer my deepest sympathies to Rose, their children Bríd, Madge, Doreen, Kathleen, Cathal, Martin, Val, Paul, and Michelle, their wider family, and his many friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam," said Cllr Kelly.