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Statement by President Higgins on the death of Jer O'Leary

Date: Fri 28th Dec, 2018 | 11:51

All those who love and appreciate Irish art and theatre will have been immensely saddened by the news of the death of Jer O’Leary, activist, actor and orator.

Known for his film and television work in a variety of roles and in particular, his seminal work with directors Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan and his  portrayal of trade union leader Jim Larkin, Jer O’Leary will for ever be remembered for his unstinting political activism. 

Sabina and I send our deepest condolences to his daughters Norah and Clare, his sisters Margaret and Carmel, and his wide circle of friends.