Gerry Adams expresses sympathy at death of Tom Hayden
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has expressed sympathy at the death of US political figure Tom Hayden.
Speaking today Teachta Adams said;
“I heard today of the death of Tom Hayden with sadness and regret.
“Tom was a truly iconic figure who had a profound and lasting influence on the direction of American politics in the 60s and 70s .
“His identification with Ireland and his pride in his Irish roots are well documented particularly in his book Irish on the Inside published in 2001.
“He was a friend and an ally.
“He was outspoken about his support for justice and equality in Ireland and visited the north many times. His writings on Ireland showed his unequivocal solidarity with the efforts to bring about change, something that was at the core of his political work all his life.
“Tom was on the California State legislature from 1982 to 2000, serving as Assembly man and Senator.
“Our deepest sympathies to his family, to his wife Barbara Williams, his sons Troy Garity and Liam, his step daughter Vanessa and to his circle of friends and colleagues world wide.”