Ó Muilleoir expresses condolences following death of Paddy Johnston
Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has expressed his condolences to the family and colleagues of QUB vice chancellor Paddy Johnston.
Mr Ó Muilleoir said:
“The untimely passing of Paddy Johnston has cast a pall over end-of-term celebrations at Queen’s University and is a blow to all who shared his vision of QUB at the very heart of a resurgent Belfast.
“On Tuesday past, he was in sparkling form as he delivered a powerful and stirring address to over 100 civic leaders in Belfast City Hall as part of his continuing commitment to leveraging the strength of the university he loved and led on behalf of all the citizens of Belfast.
“His loss will be keenly felt also by all those who admired his determination to find a cure for cancer and who respected his decision to return to Belfast to lead the Centre for Cancer Research. Ar dheis láimh Dé go raibh sé."