Cathaoirleach expresses condolences following death of Queen Elizabeth II

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr John Paul Feeley has expressed his condolences following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

“The death of Queen Elizabeth II marks the end of an era, not only for our neighbours in the UK but also for those other nations around the world for whom she was head of state”, said Cllr Feeley.

“Her dignified presence on the world stage has been a constant over seven decades, a period during which she witnessed transformative change across the globe.

“In Ireland we remember, in particular, her contribution to building peace and understanding between the different traditions in our country in recent years.

“A family has also lost a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, one who had lived a long and extraordinary life. I hope that the Christian faith which she so strongly professed will be a source of comfort and strength to them at this difficult time.

“On behalf of the people of County Cavan, I offer my condolences to the family of the late Queen Elizabeth II and to all of those, near and far, who hold a particular affection for her.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dhílis.”

The Irish flag will fly at half-mast at council headquarters, Courthouse Cavan today and an online book of condolence will open on Monday morning at