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Message of condolence on the death of Garret FitzGerald

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.


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