Brendan Halligan, born 5 July 1936, passed away peacefully at his home after an illness, on Sunday morning, 9th August, 2020.

Here are some tributes to Brendan as reported in the press this week:

“the death of Mr Halligan will be received with great sadness by all who were interested in politics, economics and social justice, and particularly by his colleagues in the Labour Party”.
– Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, Irish Times

Brendan Halligan

Labour Party stalwart Brendan Halligan dies aged 84 – Irish Times

Former Labour Party TD, MEP Brendan Halligan dies – RTE

Tributes after death of ‘leading light in the Labour Party’ – Independent

‘A convinced European’: Former Labour TD and IIEA founder Brendan Halligan dies aged 84 –

Brendan Halligan, IIEA Founder and President, has died – IIEA

It is with great sadness that we announce the death this morning of Brendan Halligan, founding father of the IIEA,
following a long illness which he fought with fortitude and dignity. Brendan made a formidable contribution
to the public life of this country over 60 years.”
Ruairí Quinn, IIEA Chairperson

RIP Brendan Halligan, 6 July 1936 – 9 Aug 2020