Kate Fitzgerald will be honoured by Democrats Abroad Ireland at its Presidential inauguration ball in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin this evening.

California-born Kate headed the organisation during Obama’s first victory in 2008.

Kate’s parents, Tom and Sally, will collect the award.

Dennis Desmond, chair of Democrats Abroad Ireland, writes:

While we celebrate the re-election of President Barack Obama, we will also celebrate the life of one of our own here in Ireland. Kate brought our relatively small group to unforeseen heights and her media expertise landed us on the front pages of Ireland’s biggest newspapers and on all the major radio and TV outlets.  We lost Kate tragically in 2011 at the age of 25.

 

The inquest into Kate’s death has been scheduled for February 27.

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