Well-wishes have been expressed for a Laois County Councillor after he fell victim to a sudden illness.
Fine Gael Cllr Tom Mulhall, a native of Emo, was absent through illness from this afternoon’s emergency sitting of Laois County Council.
Mr Mulhall took ill at his home yesterday and is currently in hospital recovering.
His fellow Councillors, who were meeting to discuss the new restrictions imposed on the county by the government following a spike in Coronavirus cases, took time to send him well wishes.
Fine Gael’s John King said: “The news came as a big shock to all of us here. I spoke to his son Niall and he has a long road ahead.
“On behalf of the Fine Gael group, I would like to wish Tom all the best and look forward to seeing him again soon.”
Fianna Fail’s Paschal McEvoy added: “I have worked with Tom at Municipal level and you will not meet a harder working Councillor.
“I would go so far as to say he is probably the hardest working. I really wish him and speedy recovery and pass on all my best wishes and that of Fianna Fail.”
Fine Gael’s Willie Aird said: “I spoke to Tom on Saturday night and I know he was working very hard to help the people in his area and he was receiving a lot of calls about the testing in the Montague Hotel.
“I pass on my best to him, his wife Bridget and children Niall and Una.”
Cllrs Aisling Moran, Thomasina Connell, Conor Bergin, Mary Sweeney, Ollie Clooney, Aidan Mullins, John Joe Fennelly, Catherine Fitzgerald and Ben Brennan also passed on similar well wishes to Cllr Mulhall.
Mr Mulhall was first elected in 2009 to Laois County Council and has remained there ever since.
He was elected in 2014 and again in 2019 – increasing his vote on each occasion.
While he also served as Laois Cathaoirleach in 2017.
Everyone in LaoisToday wishes Tom a very speedy recovery.