Adams extends condolences on death of Annie Cahill
Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams has extended his "solidarity and condolences to the family and many friends and comrades of Annie Cahill."
Gerry Adams said:
"I have known Annie for over 50 years. She was a strong, determined, courageous woman and sound Republican. She was also a committed Gael, a staunch member of Seán Tracey GAC and a formidable Camóg. Annie mentored my wife Colette in camógie and her family and Colette's clann were next door neighbours for generations. She was a good neighbour and a friend.
“Like many of her generation she endured great hardship. She was a tower of strength when her husband Joe Cahill, was imprisoned or in the run and she worked hard to protect her family from the many challenges she and Joe faced in their lives.
“In her own right, Annie was an active Republican. She campaigned on behalf of the political prisoners and took part in many election campaigns. She was a proud member of the National Graves Association. In recent months she hasn't been well. Her death is a huge blow to her family and also to the greater Republican family. Her friendly smile and warm welcome and support and her great singing at republican events, particularly her rendition of Tom Williams, will be missed by all who knew her.
“On behalf of my family I want to extend my solidarity and deepest condolences to Tom, Maria, Stephanie, Nuala, Áine, Patricia and Deirdre and the wider Cahill Family. Their Mammy and Granny was a great woman. Her smile and gentle humanity will be missed by me and all who were honoured to know Annie.
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.”