Wednesday 22 February 2017

Martin's farewell to his 'little princess'

Published 03/11/2010 | 05:00

THE heartbreak was etched on the faces of Micheal Martin and his family for all to see yesterday as he buried his "little princess" Leana.

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The Foreign Affairs Minister took mourners on a heartrending pilgrimage down memory lane as he spoke of his last summer with Leana, left, who died in Great Ormonde Street Children's Hospital in London last Friday.

"We, Mary, Micheal Aodh, Aoibhe and Cillian are truly heartbroken at the loss of our darling daughter and sister," Mr Martin said at Our Lady of Lourdes church in Ballinlough, Cork. "We have cried many tears, more tears than we thought possible for people to cry."

Our picture shows Mr Martin, his wife Mary, son Micheal Aodh (16) and daughter Aoibhe (14).

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