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Statement by President Higgins on the death of Feargal Quinn

Date: Thu 25th Apr, 2019 | 16:02

“It is with great sadness that I have heard of the passing of former Senator and businessman, Feargal Quinn.

Feargal was a gifted entrepreneur, whose vision of customer service and innovation transformed the landscape of the retail trade in Ireland over many decades. As a lifelong supporter of small businesses and start-up companies, countless numbers of people benefited from his wise counsel, which was based on a highly successful career at the coalface of Irish business.

He will be deeply missed not just by his family and wide circle of friends, but also by those who served in the Seanad with him, where he will be remembered as a force for change, as a passionate advocate on business and related matters, and as an eloquent debater. He was renowned for his courteous contributions and responses to both supporters and opponents.

Sabina and I would like to extend my condolences to his wife Denise, to his children and grandchildren, and to his many friends.”