Tributes are pouring in for the popular councillor
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.'
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Frances, his son Oisín, and his extended family, at this most difficult time."
Cast a cold eye on life and death horse man pass by. R.I.P Cllr. . Fergie Kehoe.— Johnny Mythen (@JohnnyMythenSF) April 9, 2016
Saddened to hear of the death of one of our Cllrs, Fergie Kehoe in Wexford. My thoughts are with his family friends and colleagues. R.I.P— Marc MacSharryTD (@MarcMacsharryTD) April 9, 2016
The sudden death of FF Cllr Fergie Kehoe puts things into perspective this week. Sympathies to his family friends and colleagues. R.I.P— Oliver Golden (@oliver_golden1) April 9, 2016