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Adams regrets the death of veteran Republican Brigid Hannon

9 January, 2012 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has expressed his deep regret at the death today after a lengthy illness of veteran Belfast republican Brigid Hannon.

On behalf of Sinn Féin and Irish republicans everywhere the Sinn Fein leader extended his sincerest condolences to Brigid’s family and many friends.

Mr. Adams said:

“Brigid celebrated her 94th birthday last Tuesday. Brigid joined the Cumann na mBan in 1934 when she was 16 and for more than eight decades was a dedicated and committed republican activist.

"I have known Brigid since I was a teenager. She was an inspiration to me and all of those she met and worked with throughout her years of activism.

"She was a founder member of Green Cross 73 which raised money for prisoners and their families in difficult and dangerous times. Brigid was also very active within the National Graves Association Belfast looking after the graves and monuments of the republican patriot dead.

"Brigid will be greatly missed. On behalf of Sinn Féin and Irish Republicans everywhere I want to extend my sincerest condolences to Brigid’s family and many friends.

"Go ndeanfaidh trocaire uirthi."

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