It is with sadness we learned of the death on Sunday last (21st August 2016) of Mr Rickard Deasy (Jnr.), Cnoc na Faire, Carrigahorig, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and Brussels, Belgium.
The late Mr Deasy (Jnr.) was the eldest son of the late Rickard Deasy (Snr. – 1916–1999) and a member of an influential Tipperary family which played a pivotal role in the founding and future shaping of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA). Indeed Mr Deasy (Snr.) was elected the second President of the IFA, (Following on from Juan Green’s term of office between 1955–1962); serving between 1962 and 1967, before his death in 1999.
A prominent Fine Gael Member in North Tipperary, the multilingual, Mr Deasy (Jnr.) achieved an Economics Degree from Trinity College Dublin, before serving in the European Commission for some 20 years, as Head of Financial Services in the European Economic and Social Committee (ESC) and also as head of Computing and Telecommunications while in Brussels. He returned home to his native county of Tipperary in 1997; to follow a career in farming.
Mr Deasy (Jnr.) passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday last, surrounded by his loving family. His death this week is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Ciara; children Louisa, Hannah, Rickard and Morgan; brothers Ruaidhri, Robin and Lucila; all other family members; relatives and a wide circle of friends.
The earthly remains of Mr Deasy will repose at his family home on Friday next from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.
His body will remain at the family home before being removed on Saturday afternoon to the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Terryglass, for his funeral Mass, which will be held at 2.00pm. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.