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Gerry Adams comments on death of Senator Edward Kennedy

26 August, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster


Reacting to the news that Senator Edward Kennedy has passed away after a long battle with illness, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said:

“It is with great sadness that I heard of the death of Senator Edward Kennedy . He has served the American people with courage and commitment for nearly 50 years. His service to Ireland through his role in the Peace Process was exceptional and contributed significantly to its progress.

“Senator Kennedy also carried out sterling work with, and on behalf of, the undocumented Irish in the United States and brought forward proposals to see this issue, that affects so many, resolved.

“My sincere condolences to his wife Vicky and family, to his sister Jean Kennedy Smith, who as Ambassador to Ireland also played a crucial role in the Peace Process, and to his wide family circle .

“My condolences also to his colleagues in the Senate and Congress and to the American people who have lost a champion. Ted Kennedy will be deeply regretted and much missed.”

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