Concern Worldwide, a company limited by guarantee and exempted from using the word "limited", Reg. No. 39647. Reg. Charity No. CHY 5745,
Registered in Ireland, Registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Phone: +353 1 417 7700
Tribute to Garret FitzGerald
On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of former Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Garret FitzGerald who died this morning. Garret was a true statesman, leader and gentleman. May he rest in peace.
In 1974, as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Garret was responsible for introducing Ireland's development aid programme. During his presidency of the then European Economic Community (EEC), he signed the Lomé convention – an aid and trade agreement between the EEC and 46 African, Caribbean and Pacific states.
Throughout his political career, Garret remained committed to social justice. In 2010, he supported the Act Now 2015, as shown in the picture above.
He will be sadly missed in Ireland and in many other lands.