A FORMER Fine Gael town councillor from Mountmellick has sadly passed away.
Long-serving public representative Ollie Payne was a member of the council for many years, until the abolition of town councils in 2014.
He was also deeply involved in the GAA and was active in many local organisations for the benefit of Mountmellick and the wider area.
He is mourned by his wife Olive, their five children, extended family and a wide circle of friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.