Following his recent serious heart operation MLA Cathal Boylan's colleagues have been paying tribute to him.

Sending her best wishes Megan Fearon MLA said "Cathal has been a tireless campaigner for the people of Armagh and the wider armagh area," she said.

Cathal Boylan
Cathal Boylan

"He's a dedicated public servant, a committed republican and I'm sure the people of Armagh and indeed the entire constituency are as eager to see Cathal back on his feet and doing what he does best as the rest of us are."

Conor Murphy MLA also mentioned him in the Assembly. "Before I make my contribution, I want to offer my best wishes to my party colleague Cathal Boylan, who underwent a very serious heart operation yesterday," he told the Assembly during the budget debate.

"Thankfully, he is stable today, and I am sure that the House will join me in wishing him a speedy recovery and a quick return to work."

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady also paid tribute to his colleague "I want to firstly send my best wishes to Cathal and indeed the entire Boylan family.  Cathal is a tremendous public servant, colleague and friend and we are all eager to see him back on his feet," he said.

"Cathal lives and breathes Armagh and has been as dedicated a campaigner for the surrounding rural areas as he has for the city.

"Sinn Fein and indeed the entire constituency will be all the better of when Cathal returns to the fore."

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