Statement by President Michael D. Higgins on the death of Donal Toolan
Date: Mon 24th Apr, 2017 | 15:51
"I have heard with sadness of the passing of Donal Toolan, co-ordinator of the Forum of People with Disabilities and former member of the Council of State.
A deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights, Donal Toolan had a rare skill to establish a rapport with all those with whom he dealt.
As a journalist, actor and campaigner he made a contribution to Irish public life that was of immense value. He will be missed in particular by all of us who had the privilege of knowing him.
Sabina and I express our condolences to his family, colleagues and wide circle of friends.”