Arthur Morgan “an exemplary public representative and Republican activist” – Gerry Adams
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP MLA has spoken of his “huge admiration and respect” for “my friend and comrade Arthur Morgan”.
Mr. Adams said: “On behalf of Sinn Féin I want to express my deepest thanks to Arthur and his wife Marion. Being a public representative requires enormous stamina and dedication. It impinges on all aspects of a person’s life and their family and it takes great commitment.”
The Sinn Féin President said:
“I first met Arthur in Long Kesh in 1970s. He has been a committed republican for many years and has given impeccable service to Sinn Féin and to the people of County Louth, first as a Councillor and then as a TD.
“Arthur played a key role in developing and delivering Sinn Féin’s peace strategy.
“In recent years he has led Sinn Féin’s economic team in devising and implementing the party’s economic policy platform. He has been a vigorous opponent of the consensus for cuts argument being promoted by the government coalition and Fine Gael and Labour.
“On behalf of Sinn Féin I want to express my deepest thanks to Arthur and his wife Marion.” ENDS