Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has paid tribute to Martin McGuinness who sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.
“I know I speak on behalf of all Kerry Republicans when I say we have not only lost a great Irish leader and patriot, we have also lost a dear friend and comrade,” said Deputy Ferris at Leinster House today.
Honour and Privilege
“It has been my absolute honour and privilege to work alongside him over many years and I will never forget him. He was a dedicated and inspirational Irish Republican and he will be mourned far and wide.
“He was a soldier, a statesman and a tireless worker and advocate for not alone Irish Unity but also for peace and reconciliation.
“His loss is hard to put into words and will be felt by Republicans everywhere. Yet we know the immense legacy he has left us all to build on in the coming years.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with Martin’s family, his wife Bernie, his children Fiachra, Emmet, Fionnuala and Grainne, his grandchildren and extended family and the entire city of Derry. I measc laochra na nGael go raibh a anam dílis,” said Deputy Ferris.
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