Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs on the death of Conor Cruise O’Brien
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin TD, has expressed his sadness on hearing the news of the death today of Dr Conor Cruise O’Brien.
The Minister said: “Conor Cruise O’Brien made a remarkable contribution to Irish life over many decades. He was a scholar and writer of international distinction, an outstanding diplomat in the service both of Ireland and of the United Nations, and a robust and highly influential participant in the politics of our island. He was a man of undoubted courage and brilliance.
“I would express my deepest condolences to his wife Máire Mac an tSaoí, another former officer of my Department, to his sons and daughters and other family members.
“Deánaim comhbhrón lena bean chéile Máire agus lena chlann uilig. Suaimhneas síoraí ar a anam dílis.”
18th December 2008