We are extremely sad to hear of the sudden passing of Francie Brolly this morning.

Francie was a husband, a father, a teacher, a musician, and a lover of the Irish language and culture. Francie was a strong and active elected representative for the people of East Derry, a man of faith and an Irish Republican who worked so hard for the unity of the Irish people. Francie provided us with great inspiration.

Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín stated:

“Francie had a great warmth, political insight and he stood strongly for his principles. He was founding member of Aontú. His passing is a great loss to all of us. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anne, children, extended family and friends.”

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.