Today broke the sad news of the death of former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan at the early age of 52. Brian fought pancreatic cancer with incredible fortitude whilst shouldering the burdens of the finance portfolio at a time of economic turmoil for the country. He certainly sacrificed himself for Ireland and was a man of the highest integrity with a brilliant legal mind.
I would like to extend my sincerest sympathy to Brian's immediate family and also to his extended family. Leaba i measc na naomh go raibh aige.