Eddie Filgate, Irish politician, Died at 101

Edward “Eddie” Filgate was born on September 16, 1915 and died on January 19, 2017.

He was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician

Filgate served for 5 years as Teachta Dála (TD) for the Louth constituency.

He was first elected to the 21st Dáil at the 1977 general election.

Filgate was re-elected twice, at the 1981 and the February 1982 general elections.

Filgate did not contest the November 1982 general election.

He and his wife Elish had five children.

Eddie was on of 11 children.

He lived in his native village of Louth, near Dundalk, next to the site of the house he grew up in.

Filgate turned 100 in September 2015.

Eddie Filgate passed away at 101 years old.