19 January 2006 Edition
Republicans have been shocked and saddened at the death of former Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Brendan Doris.
Brendan was a deeply committed Irish republican and a Sinn Féin councillor for many years
Sinn Féin Mid-Ulster MP Martin McGuinness this week extended his sympathies to the Doris family. He said: "Brendan Doris served the people of East Tyrone as a Sinn Féin councillor for many years. He was a deeply committed Irish republican and his death will be mourned by republicans far beyond Tyrone.
"The Doris family are a well-known and respected republican family and have played a significant role in the republican struggle for many years.
"Brendan's daughter Michelle was elected to Dungannon Council at the last election when Brendan decided not to seek re-election and his brother Paul has been a leading figure in NORAID in the United States for many years.
"On behalf of Sinn Féin and republicans across the island I would extend our sympathy to the Doris family at this difficult time. Brendan's death is a tragic loss to his family and to the wider republican struggle."