Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has sent her best wishes to fellow MEP Brian Crowley.
“Brian has been a dedicated public servant, in spite of his illness, for years,” she said.
“He has struggled more than most to provide vital services to the people of Ireland South.
“While we obviously differ politically, on a personal level Brian has always been kind, friendly and approachable.
“I wish him all the best in his retirement from public life and hope that he can now concentrate on making a complete and full recovery.”