‘He made a lasting contribution to peace' – Queen
Published 19/05/2011 | 11:56
The Queen has offered her sympathies following the death of former taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.
As British Prime Minister David Cameron and Taoiseach Enda Kenny paid tribute, the Queen sent a personal message praising Dr FitzGerald's dedication to peace in Ireland.
"I was saddened to hear this morning's news of the death of the Garret FitzGerald, a true statesman. He made a lasting contribution to peace and will be greatly missed," she said.
In a message to President Mary McAleese she added: "Please will you convey my sincere condolences to his family."