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Statement by President Michael D. Higgins on the fire at Notre Dame

Date: Mon 15th Apr, 2019 | 20:25

"As President of Ireland I would like to express the feelings of solidarity of the Irish people with the people of France at the catastrophic damage to one of the most iconic buildings in Europe - a building which the people of Paris have shared with millions from all over the world, as part of a shared global cultural heritage.

The Notre Dame Cathedral has suffered many instances of catastrophic damage over the centuries, and it is my hope that it will survive this latest terrible catastrophe."