Garret FitzGerald 1926 - 2011

Photo courtesy of Stephen O'Connell
In what has been a momentous week for Ireland, the death of former Taoiseach and Liberties Press author Dr Garret FitzGerald will be keenly felt throughout the nation.

Dr FitzGerald worked tirelessly to promote peace between the islands of Ireland and Britain, with the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement with Margaret Thatcher paving the way for stronger co-operation between the two governments. Last night's dinner in Dublin Castle was the culmination of many people's arduous work, something for which Dr FitzGerald can certainly take a great deal of credit.

His death will cast a shadow over Queen Elizabeth's visit but it is undoubtedly a measure of his life that his passing was marked by her - and hopefully he heard her few words as gaeilge.

Since his retirement from political life, Dr FitzGerald actively wrote columns in The Irish Times and wrote many books, two with Liberties Press. We will  greatly miss Dr FitzGerald and our sincere thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends, and staff.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.