EAPN Ireland expresses condolences on the death of Dr Garret FitzGerald

The European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland extends condolences to the family and friends of former Taoiseach and Fine Gael Leader Garret Fitzgerald.  Dr Fitzgerald was a leading figure in putting Ireland at the heart of the European Project.  He brought a vision and energy to Ireland’s engagement with the European Union that secured Ireland’s status in European Affairs over many decades.

Anna Visser, Director of EAPN Ireland said “Garrett was a long standing friend of the members of the Network, he supported our work in facilitating those who experience poverty and their organisations to engage directly with the European Social Agenda.  He had great insight into European Affairs, and his contributions to the discussions within EAPN Ireland were always very valued”.  She continued: “We would like to pass on our sincere sympathies to all of Garrett’s family and friends at this difficult time”.

Photo of Dr Garrett FitzGerald at EAPN Conference ‘Building Social Europe’, Croke Park, Dublin, 19 February 2010 © Photo by Derek Speirs.

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