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Tree of Hope planted in Leinster House

10 May, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD and party Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald praised the Tree of Hope tree planting in the grounds of Leinster House this morning saying it will act as a permanent reminder and a poignant tribute to all those who have died by suicide.

Speaking this morning after the planting ceremony deputy McDonald continued:

"I was honoured to attend today’s ceremony in the grounds of Leinster House.  It was a very special occasion for all of us.

“The planting of the tree in the grounds of the houses of the Oireachtas is also a tribute to the great work that Noeleen Fulham and the Tree of Hope organisation do around the country.  

“The tree will also act as a permanent and poignant reminder to all of us of all those who have sadly died by suicide.

“The tree will grow, bloom and be a beautiful expression of hope and comfort to all those who have lost a friend or a family member to suicide.”

Deputy Adams added;

"It was a humbling experience to have attended the Tree of Hope ceremony this morning.  It is a great initiative brought forward by the Sinn Féin mental health team in the Dáil.  Each day as we pass the Tree of Hope we can give thought to those who have unfortunately died before their time."

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