Conway expresses sorrow at the death of publisher and broadcaster Eamonn O’Loughlin

Fine Gael Press Office

Senator Martin Conway

Clare

Monday, January 7th 2013

Conway expresses sorrow at the death of publisher and broadcaster Eamonn O’Loughlin

Clare Fine Gael Senator, Martin Conway, has today (Monday) expressed his condolences to the family of broadcaster, publisher and advocate for the Irish community in Canada, Eamonn O’Loughlin, following the announcement of his untimely death over the weekend.

“Eamonn was a personal friend of mine and I was deeply shocked to learn of his sudden death. Eamonn left Ireland in the 1970s for Toronto and since then has developed a very successful career both in the print and broadcast media. He founded and published a number of magazines which were distributed throughout Canada, and presented an Irish themed weekly radio programme.

“Eamonn also organised and facilitated a number of trade missions between Ireland and Canada, most recently participating in a very successful trip in which Canadian investors travelled to Northern Ireland, seeking opportunities there.

“I will remember Eamonn most fondly for his tireless work on behalf of the thousands of young people from Ireland, many from Clare, who had to emigrate due to the recession. I have heard countless stories of assistance he gave people, from organising accommodation to arranging job interviews. For many years, he was the point of contact for all things Irish in Toronto; from music to sport, and young people seeking employment.

“The last time I met Eamonn was at his 60th birthday party last summer in Clare, when he told me about the Irish-Canadian emigration centre he was helping to develop in Toronto. I was delighted that the Department of Foreign Affairs was in a position to commit some funding to this vital project.

“Eamonn will be sadly missed by everybody who had the pleasure to know him. May he rest in peace.”

 

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