Tributes pour in as Deputy Willie Penrose steps down after 25 years

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Willie Penrose TD, Brendan Howlin TD and Alan Mangan pictured at the Labour Convention at the Park Hotel last Thursday, 5 July.

It truly is the end of an era. Last week, Deputy Willie Penrose announced that he would be stepping down as TD for the Longford-Westmeath constituency, to the great shock of all supporters of the long-standing and well liked politician.

It was announced that Westmeath GAA star Alan ‘Budda’ Mangan would stand as the Labour candidate for the next general election.

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