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Taoiseach Micheál Martin on passing of Dr Éamon Phoenix

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Éamon Phoenix, a historian of rare talent whose invaluable insights did so much to illuminate the story of Ireland’s politics and past.


I especially pay tribute to his contribution as a member of the Irish Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations.


His work brought new levels of understanding to our society’s past, and what may lay ahead.


A thorough gentleman, his passion for history and politics never failed to shine through in his published work or frequent media contributions.


My deepest sympathies go to his wife Alice, daughter Mary Alice, family and friends.