Published 19 May 2011

The following message was sent by The Queen to The President of Ireland following the death of Garret FitzGerald:

Farmleigh, 19th May 2011

I was saddened to hear this morning's news of the death of Garret FitzGerald. A true statesman, he made a lasting contribution to peace and will be greatly missed. Please will you convey my sincere condolences to his family.