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Tribute to former Mayor of Limerick Paddy Madden Tribute to former Mayor of Limerick Paddy Madden


Tribute to former Mayor of Limerick Paddy Madden



Paddy Madden pictured above represented Limerick not once, but twice as Mayor

Paddy Madden served as Mayor of Limerick, for two terms in 1988-89 and 1990-91

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The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Councillor Gerald Mitchell is paying tribute to former Mayor of Limerick, Patrick (Paddy) Madden who passed away on Stephen’s Day.

Paddy Madden, a member of the Fianna Fail party, served as Mayor of Limerick, for two terms. First in 1988-89, before wearing the robes once more in 1990-91 as Limerick celebrated the 300th year since the signing of the Treaty.

Mayor Madden was educated at St Patrick’s National School and St Munchin’s College, playing sports with Richmond RFC, Caledonians FC and St Patrick’s GAA Club.




First elected to the council in 1979, before being elected to the role of Mayor in June 1988, being the last Mayor to serve a full term in the old Town Hall at Rutland Street. Mr Madden held his seat in the council until 1991.

Paddy took over the office from Tim Leddin, for his first term, before being elected once more after Gus O’Driscoll. Jim Kemmy succeeded Paddy as the first citizen in 1991.

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Gerald Mitchell, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick. Picture: Kieran Ryan-Benson

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Gerald Mitchell paid this tribute:

“Paddy Madden represented Limerick not once, but twice as Mayor. Paddy was a people person, as comfortable to welcome heads of state to the city as well as he was serving the local voters. To serve the city twice as the first citizen is an historic feat and showcased Paddy’s resilience for the political world. My condolences at this time to Paddy’s wife Mary, son Pat and daughter Clair. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis”

Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council Dr Pat Daly said:

“Those in the Council who worked with him remember him fondly as a gentleman. Mayor Madden’s work with Treaty 300, Limerick City VEC, Harbour Commissioners and the Mid Western Health Board, showed his diverse range of interests, all with the common theme of making Limerick City a better place. We are thinking of his family at this sad time. May he rest in peace.”

Funeral Details

Reposing at Cross’s Funeral Home, Gerald Griffin Street, on Thursday, December 28th, from 4.30pm to 6.00pm, followed by removal to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Ennis Road. Requiem Mass Friday, December 29th, at 2pm, funeral afterwards to Shannon Crematorium at 4pm.

House strictly private, please. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to Milford Care Centre

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