The leader of the Sinn Féin group on Waterford City and Council has extended his condolences, and those of his party, to the family of the late Cllr. James Tobin who passed away recently. He also expressed his sympathies to Cllr. Tobin’s colleagues in the Fianna Fáil party, to his wide circle of friends and neighbours, and to the community that he loved and served all his live.
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my fellow Dungarvan-Lismore representative Cllr. James Tobin. On behalf of the Sinn Féin group on Waterford City and County Council I want to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family.
“James was a a community man through and through. He was a tireless, effective and approachable public representative. He was a dedicated GAA man. More than all of that though he was a family man – our conversations were as often about family as politics. It was clear how proud he was of his family, and how much he loved his children and his late wife Anne.
“As a new Councillor James was very generous to me with his time, and despite being from different political parties we found common ground. We would invariably find something to agree on no matter the topic!
“His passing is a huge loss to the community, to the council, to his party, and to his wide circle of friends – but most of all to his family, whom he loved and was so proud of.
“I send my deepest sympathies to his children Mairéad, Micheál, Seán, Áine, Séamus and Pádraig, to their partners, to his grandchildren and his wider family circle.
“Suaimhneas síoraí dó agus dá bhean Anne – i dteannta a chéile go raibh siad I bhFlaitheas Dé.”