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Statement by An Taoiseach on the death of Cardinal Desmond Connell


The Taoiseach has learnt with regret of the death of Cardinal Desmond Connell, who was Archbishop of Dublin from 1988 to 2004 and was made Cardinal in 2001, a distinction held by only two archbishops of Dublin before him. Cardinal Connell had a long and distinguished academic career and while his time as Archbishop was controversial, those who knew him recognised his desire for holiness and his gentleness and humility of character. The Taoiseach offered his sincere condolences to his family.