The death has been announced of the actor and comedian Niall Tóibín.
The actor died in Dublin today after a long illness.
Tributes for the iconic actor, who is best known for his work on Borstal Boy, as well as playing Tom Cruise’s father in Far & Away and Judge Ballaugh in Veronica Guerin, have been pouring in since the recent news of his passing.
Loved Niall Toibin and had a very enjoyable interview with him years ago. A genius with a pithy one-liner but a great all-rounder and someone who retained a bit of edge. RIP.
— Noel Baker (@noelbaker1) November 13, 2019
“What a wonderful mentor Niall Tóibín was to me during Borstal Boy” wrote actor Gavin O’Connor, who worked with the Irish legend.
“Taking me out on stage before performance to working on delivery and comic timing.”
“He unashamedly treated me differently because I was from Cork and hadn’t a clue. I learned a lot. A legend. Rest In Peace a Chara.”
What a wonderful mentor Niall Tóibín was to me during Borstal Boy. Taking me out on stage before performance to working on delivery and comic timing. He unashamedly treated me differently because I was from Cork and hadn’t a clue. I learned a lot. A legend. Rest In Peace a Chara. pic.twitter.com/qkbwlEfYZ2
— Gavin O’Connor (@gavinoconnor) November 13, 2019
Former Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Ken O’Flynn said:
“His own performances as a comic and actor were on the very highest plane of perfection; he was a man of infinite variety, humour, wit and intelligence.”
I owe my career to Niall Toibin. When I was 12, he showed me the view from a Broadway stage & changed my world. We play today beside The Loft where he began his acting life. This one’s for him.
RIP a chara
— Jonathan White (@liffeystynx) November 13, 2019
An icon of Irish theatre and film – Niall Tóibín RIP. pic.twitter.com/jaeTt53SRq
— Eamon Fitzpatrick (@fitzpatrickeamo) November 13, 2019
Two legends of Irish entertainment have taken leave from this life in the space of a fortnight. Niall tóibín was not only one of Corks greatest comedians but one of Ireland’s, take a few minutes to enjoy this gem as much as Gay Byrne did #RIPNiallTóibín https://t.co/yDy0cVU0MR
— Philip O’Reilly (@philthrill69) November 13, 2019
“Cork to me is heaven “ exclaimed Niall Tóibín on being honoured with the freedom of #Cork by @corkcitycouncil
Thanks for all the smiles you put on so many faces Niall
May Niall rest peacefully as he meets his maker pic.twitter.com/FSjJVTmnWV
— Des Cahill (@CllrDesCahil) November 13, 2019