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Death of Tony Gregory

2 January, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has described the death of Independent TD Tony Gregory as a "painful blow to his family, friends and the wider community of Dublin Central."

He said his death following a long illness had deprived his constituents and the wider body politick in Ireland of a socialist, a republican and a true community activist.

Mr Adams said, "It was his community activism - his skilful defence of the people of Dublin Central, whom he represented in Leinster House for more than two decades, that ensured his grassroots popularity and continued electoral success. But for Tony it wasn't just about being popular. He was a man of principle and integrity. He was a genuine champion of justice and equality issues - not just in his own constituency - but across Ireland and beyond.

"On behalf of the Sinn Féin I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Tony's family, friends and comrades.

"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam." CRÍOCH

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