he Irish president has paid tribute to the “generosity and kindness” of Thomas O’Halloran, an 87-year-old Irishman who died after being stabbed in London.
President Michael D Higgins expressed his sympathy for Mr O’Halloran’s household and buddies and to the Irish neighborhood in London the place he lived.
A person charged with homicide has been remanded in custody.
Lee Byer, 44, appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Courtroom on Friday over the alleged killing of Mr O’Halloran, in Greenford, west London, on Tuesday.
Mr O’Halloran, who was initially from Ennistymon in Co Clare, died after he was stabbed within the chest whereas on his mobility scooter.
In an announcement, Mr Higgins stated: “On behalf of the individuals of Eire, might I specific my profound sympathy to all of the family members of Thomas O’Halloran who died below such tragic circumstances this week, to the Irish neighborhood in London of whom he was an element, and to all in London and Eire who knew him.
“I can solely think about the deep shock that his household and his buddies are experiencing and should I convey my heartfelt condolences to all of them.
“The grief that they are going to be feeling, I can share.”
He stated Mr O’Halloran was “so altruistically minded and certainly cherished in his local people in Greenford”.
I hope that Thomas’ household and buddies can draw energy from the legacy of kindness he leaves to the broader Irish neighborhood in Britain, of which he was a member for thus lengthy
Mr Higgins added: “Could I pay tribute to that generosity and kindness that Thomas confirmed in his life, in addition to to Thomas’s musical expertise which he shared so freely, most lately in assist of these impacted by the scenario in Ukraine.
“I hope that Thomas’ household and buddies can draw energy from the legacy of kindness he leaves to the broader Irish neighborhood in Britain, of which he was a member for thus lengthy.
“Sabina joins me in renewing our deepest condolences to all of those that cherished and cared for Thomas. Could he relaxation in peace.”
Mr O’Halloran is survived by his household, together with his sister, two brothers, nieces and nephews.