Cosgrave death ends a link with birth of State
Inside Politics: Death of former leader is always a signal moment in country’s development
Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave, who has died at 97. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire
News of the death of the former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave broke last night, and this morning’s paper are full of tributes and assessments of the man and his career.
Aged 97, he had been in poor health for some time, and the announcement was not unexpected. The Dail will hear tributes today, and there is likely to be a State funeral in due course.