Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Arts and Culture Seán Ó Fearghaíl has paid tribute to the Poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.
Deputy Ó Fearghaíl commented: “I was very saddened to hear of the death of Seamus Heaney this morning. He was a giant of Irish culture and showcased literary masterpieces to the world.
“Throughout his life he remained deeply committed to supporting and promoting artistic and educational causes in Ireland and around the world. To achieve many great honours and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995 made Ireland extremely proud of Seamus Heaney’s talent.
“I want to extend my deepest sympathies to his wife Marie, sons Christopher and Michael and daughter Catherine Ann on their loss.”