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Ó Caoláin pays tribute to John McCarthy

10 January, 2012 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Sinn Féin health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has paid tribute to the late John McCarthy.

Deputy Ó Caoláin said:

“I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of John McCarthy.

“John was a tireless campaigner for the rights of all affected by mental illness. He did huge work through Mad Pride and other initiatives to challenge the stigma and the myths about mental illness.

“He was a constant campaigner to ensure that the voices of people with mental illness are heard and that they are properly respected by health professionals and wider society.

“Right through his last debilitating illness he continued to lobby and was a familiar sight around Leinster House. He will be greatly missed. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.” 

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