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Statement from President Higgins on the death of Betty Williams

Date: Thu 19th Mar, 2020 | 14:11

I have heard with great sadness of the death of Nobel Laureate Betty Williams, co-founder, with Mairead Corrigan and Ciaran McKeown , of Peace People.

Her response to the terrible loss of life, including the deaths of the three children of Annie Maguire, inspired her to found a movement for peace. This was a commitment she brought with her to the end in her work on conflict resolution and children’s rights.

Working for peace became her whole life and she will be missed, not only by her relatives but by her many friends at home and abroad.”