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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.”