Colm Quinlan Death | Obituary – Regional Officer, Colm Quinlan sadly passed away yesterday following a courageous battle with cancer. Despite his illness, Colm worked to defend members with passion and skill until the very end.
Colm represented Unite members in a range of sectors, from finance to Bord na Mona, and he will be deeply missed by members and colleagues in Unite and the wider trade union movement. Colm was also a member of the ICTU Private Sector Committee. A committed lifelong trade unionist, Colm once wrote that “there is always something uplifting and inspiring in joining a picket line”, and officers and workers in all unions could always rely on his support in their struggles.
Colm started his career with the Central Bank and then worked for Amicus before it merged with the ATGWU to form Unite.
Whether he was following his beloved Dubs, fishing, or dissecting the latest political developments, Colm did everything with gusto, humor, and respect for others. He was hugely proud of his family and our deepest condolences go to his wife Maria and children Ines and Daniel.
In typical good humor Colm had an inclination to say ‘alright Brother’ or ‘alright Sister’ at the end of his calls, but today things are very far from alright.
Rest in Peace Colm, you will be deeply and sadly missed by your friends and colleagues in Unite.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Quinlan’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.