Brian Lenihan’s loss to Irish public life is immense.
Over 25,000 of you have signed your name to the online book of condolence. This is a mark of the great regard Brian in which was held.
If you would like to sign your name, and haven’t had the chance to do so yet, please fill in the form. It will be printed and sent to the Lenihan family soon.
Brian Joseph Lenihan (21 May 1959 – 10 June 2011) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and barrister who served in the government of Ireland as Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform from 2007 to 2008 and as Minister for Finance from 2008 to 2011. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin West constituency from 1996 to 2011, and he served as Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil for a brief period in 2011.
Brian was married to Circuit Court judge Patricia Ryan. They had one son named Tom and one daughter named Claire.
In December 2009, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.