Statement by President Higgins on the death of former President of France, Jacques Chirac
Date: Thu 26th Sep, 2019 | 18:09
It is with great regret that I have learned of the death of former President of France, Jacques Chirac.
His contribution as a politician and statesman, over the course of a long career in public service spanning four decades, was a significant one. As President of France Jacques Chirac played an prominent role throughout one of the most important periods in recent European history.
He was a good friend of Ireland, visiting our country on several occasions and always working to further our strong relationship of enduring friendship.
As President of Ireland, I express my deepest condolences to his family and the people of France.