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Minister Zappone receives Book of Condolence for late spouse, Dr Ann Louise Gilligan

A Book of Condolence for the late Dr Ann Louise Gilligan from Dublin’s Mansion House has been presented to her spouse, Minister for Children, Dr Katherine Zappone by Cllr Rebecca Moynihan.

The book was opened during Dublin Pride following the death of Dr Gilligan, campaigner, educator and co-founder of An Cosán.

Both Dr Gilligan and Ms Zappone were prominent in the campaign for marriage equality in Ireland, culminating in the referendum in 2015.

Ms Zappone and Dr Gilligan had been a couple since 1981 and married in Canada in 2003.