Wexford Fianna Fail councillor found dead in his home

Tributes are pouring in for the popular councillor

Fianna Fail, gender quotas, Longford, Seamus Butler, Connie Gerety-Quinn

File photo | Image: RollingNews.ie

Councillor Fergie Kehoe was found in his home in Fisher's Row, Co Wexford this morning.

Mr Kehoe, a married father of one, was a businessman and restaurateur before becoming a councillor in 2007.  

Tributes have been pouring in on social media for the popular councillor. Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Councillor Tony Dempsey described him as a 'generous, caring and committed public representative, whose tragic and untimely passing has deeply saddened his countless friends and colleagues from inside and outside the political arena.'

He added:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Frances, his son Oisín, and his extended family, at this most difficult time."