Former Labour TD and ‘giant of Wicklow politics’ Liam Kavanagh dies aged 86

Irish Times | Dec 13, 2021 at 8:14 PM
  • Former Labour Party minister and TD for Wicklow Liam Kavanagh has died aged 86.
  • Mr Kavanagh also served as a member of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, was chairman of the Semi-State Bodies Commission from 1995 to 1997, and was a member of the Standards in Public Office Commission after it was set up in 2001.
  • President Michael D Higgins also paid tribute to Mr Kavanagh, describing him as “a rock of politics” in Wicklow, and a “dedicated public servant and an effective Minister”.