Thoughts with family and friends of former Senator William Cashin

25 July 2023

On behalf of the Labour Party, Ivana Bacik TD has extended her sympathy to the family and friends of former Senator Billy Cashin following his death at the age of 85.

Deputy Bacik said:

“Billy Cashin was a proud and longstanding stalwart of our Party over many decades, and on behalf of the Labour Party I want to extend our sympathy to his wife Rita, and his sons, Liam, Emmet and Ciaran, and extended family and friends.

“He was greatly respected by all who knew him, and proudly contested several hard-fought elections for the Party in Cork North West and Cork County Council. He came from the long and distinguished rural Labour tradition, that was especially strong in Cork and many parts of Munster.

“His work for the people of Kanturk will be long remembered, and in the Seanad he was an advocate for many issues including rural development, special educational needs, agriculture and the local needs of his home area.

“I am particularly struck by the number of members who have remembered him so fondly in recent days since we learned of his death. May he rest in peace.”

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