Vice President Biden, Ireland Funds lead U.S. reaction to Seamus Heaney’s death


Belfast's Lyric Theatre tweeted, "The Lyric Theatre is deeply saddened that Seamus Heaney, our long-term friend and supporter, has passed away."

Damien Smith, head of literature and drama at the Northern Ireland Arts Council said: "Those closest to him also include vast numbers of people from right across the globe who read his poetry from his first book when it appeared in the mid-60s.

"He will be remembered in artistic terms as among the very great poets."