Tribute by John Bruton, former Taoiseach

Ann Dillon Gallagher, who has died, was a Fine Gael member of Meath County Council from 1999 to 2014.

She was Chairman of  the  Council from 2010 to 2011.

She came from a distinguished North Meath family and drew on a strong tradition of public service in her political career. 

She knew her own mind, and was never afraid to speak up for her beliefs.

 Although always cognizant of the needs of her own locality, she had a great sense of the potential of Meath as a whole, as she demonstrated so well during her successful chairmanship of Meath County Council.

I extend heartfelt sympathy to her husband Michael and all her family.