The former President of Republican Sinn Féin, Ruairí Ó Brádaigh has been bereaved by the sudden death of his granddaughter Sadhbh Ní Bhrádaigh (18), a first-year student at NUI Galway. She became ill on Christmas Day and died the next day, it is believed of meningitis. Her funeral will take place after 11 o'clock Mass in Oranmore, Galway on Wednesday, December 30.
Statement by Des Dalton President of Republican Sinn Féin:
Republican Sinn Féin extends deepest sympathy to our Patron and former President Ruairí Ó Brádaigh on the tragic death of his granddaughter Sadhbh on December 26.
It is impossible to adequately frame words of condolence at such a time. However Irish Republicans will join with me in extending our sympathy and support to the Ó Brádaigh family on the cruel loss of their beloved Sadhbh. Ar dheis Dé go a hanam uasal.
Sadhbh Ní Bhrádaigh’s funeral mass will take place at 11.00am in Oranmore Church, Co Galway on Wednesday December 30.