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Ted Kennedy Dead: Ireland Mourns A "True Friend"

First Posted: 09/26/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:55 PM ET

Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern (R) receives a bust of President John F. Kennedy, December 15, 1997, from Senator Edward M. Kennedy at the Kennedy Library in Boston where he was being honored for his work on the peace process in Ireland.


DUBLIN -- Nowhere outside the United States is the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy being mourned as much as in Ireland, the country from where his ancestors emigrated during the potato famine of the 19th century and to which he helped bring peace in recent years.

President Mary McAleese said he would be remembered as a "hugely important friend to the country during very difficult times," and Prime Minister Brian Cowen commented that Ireland had lost a true friend who "worked valiantly for the cause of peace on this island."

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