Tributes pour in for Liam Cosgrave

Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour national coalition between 1973 and 1977 and was the son of the first head of government of the Irish Free State, WT Cosgrave.

5th October, 2017
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Liam Cosgrave, on the unveiling of his bust which was officially unveiled by minister for Foreign Affairs in Iveagh House Dublin.

Tributes have poured in overnight following the death of former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. He was 97.

Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour national coalition between 1973 and 1977 and was the son of the first head of government of the Irish Free State, WT Cosgrave. His passing marks the end of a direct link with the foundation of modern Ireland. He was older than the state itself.

A former minister for external affairs and government chief whip, Cosgrave led...

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