Peter Sutherland Has Passed Away Aged 71

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Peter Sutherland Has Passed Away Aged 71


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Tributes are pouring in for the former Attorney General and European Commissioner Peter Sutherland who has died at the age of 71.

Mr Sutherland died at St James' Hospital this morning surrounded by his family.

A leading figure in Irish public life, The Dubliner held a range of high level positions in business, law and politics and was chair of Goldman Sachs for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, children and ten grandchildren.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Very sorry to hear of the death of Peter Sutherland. He was a statesman in every sense of the word; an Irishman, a committed European and a proud internationalist. Throughout his life, he was a champion for individual and economic freedoms. RIP</p>&mdash; Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) <a href="https://twitter.com/campaignforleo/status/950021096929222656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Very sad at passing of Peter Sutherland. I knew him as a compassionate, driven, global thinker, always willing to challenge views. His intellect was extraordinarily + he used his talents to be one of Irelands most influential people, in business, politics + human rights globally</p>&mdash; Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) <a href="https://twitter.com/simoncoveney/status/950002207902130176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Very saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Sutherland who gave outstanding public service as Attorney General,EU Commissioner,and DG of the WTO. A true patriot who had the interests of Ireland at heart. Sincere sympathies to his family.</p>&mdash; Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichealMartinTD/status/950011690594205697?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2018</a></blockquote>
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