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Adams pays tribute to Brian Friel

2 October, 2015 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has paid tribute to playwright Brian Friel who has died aged 86.

Gerry Adams said:

"Brian Friel was one of Ireland’s best known playwrights.

"Probably most famous for his plays Dancing at Lughnasa and Philadelphia, Here I Come, he wrote 30 plays during his long and productive life.

"A co-founder of the Field Day Theatre Company, his brilliant play Translations was the company's first production.

"Much of Brian's work dealt with societal change in Ireland, culture, language and Irish identity.

"A humble man, he was also a national treasure and a truly unique individual. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

"I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathy to Brian's family, especially his wife Anne on this sad occasion."

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