Book of condolences for former councillor

by Kim O Leary
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Tributes have poured in this week for local Labour politician and community activist Denis Mackin, who sadly passed away unexpectedly in Tallaght Hospital on June 28.

Mr Mackin, who lived in Kilnamanagh, was deeply involved in his local community and was a former South Dublin County Councillor for Kilnamanagh and Tallaght Central.

TD Alan Kelly paid tribute to the former Labour councillor, saying: “Very sad to hear of the passing of my good friend and Labour comrade Denis Mackin. A member all his life & a former cllr representing Tallaght.

“Denis was loyal to the core. His musical/singing talents will be sadly missed at our national conferences. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

Mr Mackin was also the chairperson of the Old Bawn Community School.

The school said in a statement: “So sad to hear of the passing of the Chairperson of the BOM Denis Mackin.

”He was dedicated to his role on the board and his wisdom and commitment to the students in Old Bawn Community school will be missed greatly.”

A book of condolences has been set up online by South Dublin County Council and will remain open until July 19, when it will then be shared with the Mackin family.

Mayor of South Dublin County Council DCC said: “I was saddened to learn of the passing of Denis Mackin.

“I would like to honour the contribution Denis gave to this council and county and offer my condolences to his family and loved ones at this time.”

(Image: Karl Hayden)

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