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Tributes pour in following the death of actor and comedian Niall Tóibín

"A legend. Rest In Peace a Chara."

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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.

“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.”

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.”