FF Leader pays tribute to former Minister Gerard Brady
16 May 2020
Fianna Fáil Party Leader Micheál Martin TD has extended his sympathies to the family of former Minister Gerard Brady.
Deputy Martin said, “I would like to extend my sympathies and those of the Fianna Fáil Party to the family and friends of Gerard Brady following his passing today.
“Gerard was a dedicated public servant and true gentleman. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1977 and had a long and distinguished career in national politics.
“He served as Minister for Education and as a Minister for State in the Department of Environment. Gerard put environmental issues to the fore. He was ahead of his time in this regard.
“As an optician by profession he would dedicate a month of his year traveling to Africa for humanitarian work. Over his lifetime he gave over many months volunteering in Sierra Leone, Uganda, and many other African countries using his skills as an optician to help those less fortunate.
“On my own personal behalf and on behalf of the Fianna Fáil organisation I want to extend my deepest condolences to Gerard’s wife Antoinette, children Natalie, Cormac, Kieran, and Brian.