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Friday 28 July 2017

‘He made a lasting contribution to peace' – Queen

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."

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