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Micheal Martin’s daughter passes away

Foreign Affairs Minister and family are “heartbroken” as their youngest girl dies in London hospital

THE SEVEN-YEAR-OLD daughter of Government minister Micheal Martin has died in hospital.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal and his wife Mary were at the bedside of their youngest girl, Leana, when she died today in Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

A statement from the family said they were “heartbroken” at losing Leana, who was believed to have suffered health problems for some time. RTE News reported that she had been in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin for two weeks before being moved to London earlier this week as her condition deteriorated. The statement added:

She was a beautiful light in our lives.

Minister Martin has two sons and another daughter. In their statement to the media, the Martins appealed for space and privacy to deal with the loss.

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