There was widespread shock and sadness at the news of the death of Margaret Todd, wife of Dundalk Town Councillor Harry Todd.
Mrs Todd died suddenly at her home at Oakland Park on Sunday evening last.
Cllr Jennifer Green, cathaoirleach Dundalk Town Council, and also a Sinn Fein party colleague, expressed her deep sorrow and sympathy to Cllr Todd and family at the announcement of the tragic news.
Other Sinn Fein councillors and indeed all members of Dundalk Town Council and Louth County Council, and officials were truly saddened by the news.
Cllr Todd is a highly regarded town councillor and has worked tiredlessly over the years for local communities and organisations in the town.