Thousands gather in Dublin to pay respects to former taoiseach

They came in their thousands from early morning to pay their last respects to an Irish political icon.

21st May, 2011

They came in their thousands from early morning to pay their last respects to an Irish political icon.

The Mansion House had to open an hour earlier than planned yesterday morning to cater for the crowds who wanted to wish Garret FitzGerald a final farewell. The remains of the 85year-old former taoiseach – who died last Thursday – lay in state in the Oak Room.

An extra Book of Condolences was also opened outside the...

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