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Bailey, Maria

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Death of Former Taoiseach: Expressions of Sympathy (Continued)

It is with great sadness that I speak about the late Mr. Liam Cosgrave. I have listened to many others speak before me outlining some of his many great achievements, but, to use some of his own wo...More Button

In some parts of the constituency, he is still mentioned with great warmth and humility, and often when I knock on the door in particular parts of the constituency, people refer to me as being part...More Button

As a man who was one of the people and a calm voice in turbulent times, his public life was one of service and he believed deeply in democracy. He was consistently opposed to the use of violence...More Button

He was held in high esteem in my family home and my father, Councillor John Bailey, always told us great stories about him. This morning he reminded me of a story that I heard growing up as a ch...More Button

I listened to many commentators on the radio this morning and all spoke of him with great admiration and pride. He set a high bar in political life and his loyalty is something we should all str...More Button

My thoughts today are with his family, Mary, Liam, who we all know, and Ciarán, at this difficult time. May his gentle soul rest in peace.More Button