Members, activists and staff of Fórsa’s Local Government Division were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Dympna Reilly of the union’s Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown branch.
A long-time union activist, Dympna was one of the lead negotiators on Fórsa’s library negotiating group. She was also a member of the union’s Professional Librarians Vocational Group Committee.
Fórsa national secretary Peter Nolan said union and workplace colleagues in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown council and Cabinteely Library were devastated by the news.
“Dympna was a fine trade unionist and a true professional who made a huge contribution to the union’s campaign for safe, high-quality library services available to all. Her participation in Fórsa’s negotiating team, helped deliver positive outcomes for her immediate colleagues, and for library users and staff across the country,” he said.
Dympna was a renowned rounders player, who had been involved in the sport for over 30 years, and a minute’s silence was held before Cavan’s recent match against Clare in recognition of her contribution to the GAA.
A five-time All-Star winner, she coached children and adults in the sport.
Read an appreciation of Dympna from the Longford Leader HERE.