I wish to pay tribute to the memory of my friend Alexis FitzGerald,  former Dail Deputy and Senator,who died in the past hours.

Alexis and I were in school together so we have known one another for a very long time. He was immensely loyal to all those with whom he had been associated at school, in business, and in politics.  He had a deep sense of public service and great personal kindness.

In business, he was conscientious and attentive to his clients, which was the secret of his considerable success as an auctioneer.

I wish to express heartfelt sympathy to Mary and his children at this time of immense loss.
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