17/05/11

17.05.11 Minister Deenihan expresses sympathy on the death of Tomás Mac Anna

Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht expressed his deep sympathy on the death of Tomás Mac Anna.

“As a writer, director, and actor he played a key role in modernising Irish theatre in both the Irish and the English language. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered” said the Minister.

In the course, of his career an tUasal Mac Anna wrote, directed and acted in dozens of productions. He served three terms as artistic director of the National Theatre and was an honorary director of the Abbey at the time of his death.

Minister Deenihan extended his condolence to family and friends.

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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