The SIPTU Meath District Council has expressed its sincere condolences to the family of Shane Donnelly who was tragically killed in an accident on Sunday (22nd December). The chief administrator at Meath County Council, and former Navan Town Clerk, Shane played a crucial role in many of the recent developments which have benefited local communities in Meath.SIPTU Meath District Council secretary, John Regan, said: “A stalwart friend of the trade union movement Shane was very involved in assisting with the erection of the Tara Mines monument in Navan, which is dedicated to past and present miners. He also provided vital assistance in the naming of the Andy Connolly roundabout which was a fitting tribute to one of Meath’s leading trade unionists.”SIPTU Meath District Council chairman, Anton McCabe, said: "I worked closely with Shane during my period as Mayor of Navan. He embodied the best values of public service of always selflessly working in the best interests of the community. Shane's tragic death at such a young age has robbed the people of Meath of a loyal and conscientious servant." He added: “The thoughts of all those involved with the SIPTU Meath District Council are with Shane’s wife, Aisling, his children Callum, Kate and Sarah, father Matt, mother Geraldine, brothers Colin, Edward and Niall and all his relatives and friends.”