The death occurred last night of former Meath county councillor, Ann Dillon-Gallagher, who was the first female Fine Gael chairperson of Meath County Co

From Drumconrath, Ann served as a councillor for the Slane electoral area from 1999 until 2014. She was county council chairperson from 2010 to 2011.

A former chairperson of Drumconrath Community Group she was closely involved in the Community Games, women’s organisations and charity fundraising.

She had been in ill health in recent years, and died peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

She was predeceased in 2017 by her daughter, Eleanor, and is survived by her husband, Michael, their family, Susan, Catherine, Bernie and Edward; grandchildren, Ellen, Chloe , Lauren, Katie, Grace, Ben and Will, sister Marie, brothers Pat and Tom, extended family, and friends