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Death of Ruth Morrissey: Expressions of Sympathy

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 995 No. 3

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Death of Ruth Morrissey: Expressions of Sympathy

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl I call the Taoiseach to make a short statement in regard to the late Ruth Morrissey, following which I will call on Members to rise for a minute's silence to commemorate the life of Ms Morrissey.

The Taoiseach: Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin Ar dtús báire, déanaim comhbhrón le teaghlach Ruth Ní Mhuirgheasa, lena fear céile, Pól, agus lena hiníon, Libby. Is olc an scéal é ar fad. Rinne Ruth éacht oibre ar son mhná na hÉireann faoi láthair agus don todhchaí. Ar son an Stáit, cuirim m'fhíorbhrón in iúl as ucht an fhaillí a bhí i gceist leis an gclár scágthástála ceirbheacs. Gabhaim leithscéal ar son an Stáit. I gcónaí, caithfear an fhírinne a insint. Sheas Ruth Ní Mhuirgeasa ar son na fírinne i gcónaí.

  I was deeply saddened to learn of Ruth Morrissey's passing on Sunday. I know that her husband, Paul, her daughter, Libby, and all her family and friends are truly devastated. No words of mine will provide them with any consolation at this heartbreaking time. Ruth was a young, brave, courageous woman who worked tirelessly for others and for future generations of women in this country. Over the past two days, every one of us was touched by the many accounts of her ability to help people in a very good-humoured, kind and touching way. She fought a long, hard battle with her illness and also fought very hard for her own rights to be vindicated in court.

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