Tributes are being paid to former Fine Gael Boyle area councillor Charlie Hopkins who died on Wednesday April 1st in Roscommon University Hospital
Mr Hopkins served as a councillor on Roscommon Co Co in the then Boyle area from 1991 to 2009.
The Arigna native also served as Chairman of the Council in 1995/96 and 2006/7.
Current Dail Deputy Frank Feighan paid tribute to his former colleague:
It is with great sadness that I learn of the passing of my former colleague, Charlie Hopkins.
Charlie was a Fine Gael public representative that was very highly regarded within the Co. Roscommon, Co. Leitrim and Co. Sligo communities. He was a formidable politician who represented the people of Co. Roscommon with dignity, honesty and integrity.
A former miner in Argina and a tenacious trade union representative, Charlie served on Roscommon County Council from 1991 until 2009, where I had the pleasure to work alongside him for the betterment of the people of Roscommon.
Charlie was a great colleague, Party member and person who will be truly missed by all who knew him.
My deepest sympathies go this his wife Joan and his family at this time.
- A private funeral will take place on Friday, due to government advice on COVID 19 regarding public gatherings. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave a message in the condolences section below. A memorial Mass for Charlie will take place at a later date. The family are extremely grateful for your consideration and support.