Following the announcement on 14 November of the death on Dr Éamon Phoenix, tributes were paid by Church and political leadership, and by academia.
The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, said, I offer “my sympathies to the family and friends of Dr Éamon Phoenix RIP – a most gifted historian, author and broadcaster – a very kind person and engaging communicator, whose 2021 webinar series for the Bishops’ Conference on Partition was especially memorable. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.”
Dr Gary Carville of the Bishops’ Council for Justice & Peace said, “I will always consider it one the greatest honours and privileges of my life to have worked with Dr Éamon on delivering the 2021 webinar series for the Catholic Bishops in relation to partition. Go ndéana Dia Trócaire air.”