Cowen pays tribute to departing TD


Fianna Fáil deputy for Carlow-Kilkenny MJ Nolan announced this evening will not seek re-election to the Dáil next year.

This follows similar moves by fellow Fianna Fáil TDs Tom Kitt and Seán Ardagh last week.

The Taoiseach tonight paid tribute to Mr Nolan saying he had done “trojan work” for the people of Carlow-Kilkenny.

“He has been a strong advocate on their behalf in Dáil Éireann and he has represented them with skill and true ability,” Mr Cowen said.