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Gerry Adams TD extends condolences on Death of Dermot Gallagher

15 January, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has expressed his deep regret at the news of the death of Dermot Gallagher.

Gerry Adams TD said:

“Ba mhaith liom mo chombhrón a thabhairt do chlann Gallagher.

“Dermot Gallagher was a proud Leitrim man who gave a lifetime of service to the Irish state as a civil servant. I first met him when he was Irish Ambassador to the USA in the 1990’s.

“Later Dermot held the post of second secretary general with responsibility for British-Irish relations, including Irish government policy in respect of the North and for the negotiations that led to the Good Friday Agreement. For much of the decade after 2000 he was Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

“I met Dermot many times during those years and worked closely with him in our efforts to advance the peace process and the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.

“I want to extend to his wife Maeve and children Fiona, Aoife and Ronan and to his family and wide circle of friends, my sincerest condolences on his death.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

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