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Statement by President Higgins on the death of Patsy Dan Rodgers

Date: Sat 20th Oct, 2018 | 10:59

"All those who love Irish culture and language will have been greatly saddened by the death of Patsy Dan Rodgers, known as the ‘King of Toraigh’ and widely respected as an advocate for Ireland’s island communities.

His love for Toraigh island and its people was evident in his art and his campaigns, and he was an outstanding ambassador for the island in all its welcoming diversity.

Sabina and I send our deepest condolences to his wife Caitlin and their four children, to the entire community of Toraigh island and to all those who value Irish culture.”