Former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan passes away

Former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has passed away.

The 52 year old lost his battle with illness early this morning.

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009, and served as Finance Minister up until February of this year.

Former Party colleague, Dr James McDaid, earlier paid tribute to Mr Lenihan:

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