Wexford County Council Press Statement – Thursday 21 July 2016.
It is with great shock & sadness that the Members and staff of Wexford County Council have learned of the untimely death of well-known former Councillor, Mr. Pat Codd, Taghmon.
Pat was a much admired and respected member of Wexford County Council for almost 20 years, having been co-opted onto the Council on 13th February, 1995 to replace Avril Doyle and serving until his retirement in 2014. Pat also served as Cathaoirleach of the Council in 2006/2007.
Councillor Paddy Kavanagh, Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council led tributes to Mr. Codd. “Pat was a caring and committed public representative, whose untimely passing has deeply saddened his many friends from inside and outside the political arena” said Councillor Kavanagh, adding “Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat’s wife Alice and his family at this very sad time”
Councillor Kavanagh spoke of the high esteem in which Pat was held by all who knew him and in particular the regard in which he continued to be held by all members of Wexford County Council. “Pat was a skilled and thoughtful politician whose absolute passion was to support his local community in every way possible. Pat’s untimely passing is very sad indeed, not just for Wexford County Council but for the wider community whom Pat continued to faithfully and passionately serve long after he retired from politics.”
Deputy Chief Executive of Wexford County Council, Ms. Annette O’Neill also paid tribute to Mr. Codd. “It was my privilege & pleasure to have worked with Pat for many years” said Ms. O’Neill. “Pat was enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to the needs of the people of County Wexford and his beloved Taghmon. He was much admired by his fellow councillors and by the many staff who worked with Pat on a daily basis throughout his political life.
On behalf of the entire staff I extend my deepest sympathy to his family on their very sad loss”.
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