POA News

77 | 12.06.2017

THE LATE MICK O’DWYER – HONORARY LIFE MEMBER FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Following the promulgation of POA Circular 76/2017 which announced the sudden death of Mick O’ Dwyer (Ex Wormwood Scrubs) who passed away on the 8th June 2017, the Executive has been made aware of the funeral arrangements.

The funeral will take place at The Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, Co. Tipperary at 10:00hrs on Tuesday 13th June 2017. The family has requested that I attend as General Secretary and perform one of the readings whilst representing the NEC and Union. They have also requested family flowers only.

Mick was synonymous with all that is good with the POA. He joined the Prison Service in 1968 and the local committee in 1974. He was awarded Honorary Life Membership in 2001 and he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

We again pass on our sincere condolences to the family at this very sad time.

Yours sincerely

 

STEVE GILLAN
General Secretary