[Sinn Fein]

4th February 2002

Adams expresses condolences on death of Sr. Sarah Clarke

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP has expressed his condolences to the family, friends and Congregation of Sr. Sarah Clarke, who died this evening. Mr. Adams said:

``It was with deep sadness that I learnt of the death this evening of Sr. Sarah Clarke.

``Sr. Sarah was a tireless campaigner on behalf of Irish prisoners in British jails. She was a source of support and strength to the families of many republican prisoners who made the long journey to visit their loved one, often in difficult circumstances.

``Sr. Sarah truly lived her faith. She fought for justice and humanity, even in the face of public hostility, because hers was a living, campaigning Christianity.

``She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her, not least those prisoners and their families for whom she was often the only light in the darkness.

``Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar a anam dílis.''

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