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Adams expresses condolences on death of Maurice Hayes

23 December, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has expressed his “sadness at news of the death of Maurice Hayes”.

The Sinn Féin leader extended his “sympathy and condolences to the family of Dr Hayes.”

Gerry Adams said:

“Over many years Maurice Hayes made a significant contribution to the political, cultural and sporting life of the island of Ireland and especially County Down.

"He made an important contribution to the Patten Commission on Policing, was Ombudsman for the North, a Gaeilgeoir, a Seanadóir in the Oireachtas, and is credited by many for Down’s legendary senior football win in 1960 which saw the Sam Maguire Cup brought north for the first time.

"I knew Maurice over many years. We didn’t always agree but he was passionate about the peace process and about building a better future for the people of Ireland. He will be greatly missed.

"Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis."

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