Gerry Adams TD extends condolences on death of tAth Piaras Ó Dúill
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has expressed his “deep sadness” at the death this morning of Fr. Piaras Ó Dúill.
The Sinn Féin leader extended his “sincerest condolences to Fr. Ó Dúill’s family and friends.
Deputy Adams said:
“Ba mhaith liom mo chomhbhrón a dhéanamh le clann iomlán an tAth Piaras Ó Dúill.
“Bhí aithne agam ar an tAthair Ó Dúill ar feadh níos mó ná 40 bliana. Bhí suim mhór i gcónaí aige i gcoinníollacha na gcimí. Bhí sé corraithe go mór faoi na mná i bPríosún Ard Mhacha agus faoi na fir sna H Blocanna sna ‘70í a bhí ar agóid do stádas polaitiúil.
“I was deeply saddened to learn of Fr. Piaras’s death.
“I have known Fr. Piaras for over 40 years. He was always keenly interested in and concerned about the treatment of prisoners. During the late 1970s he was especially moved by the plight of the H-Block and Armagh Women prisoners on protest over political status.
When the broad based National Smash H-Block Committee was established he took on the difficult and challenging role of its first National Chairperson.
To his family and friends I want to extend Sinn Féin condolences on his death.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.”