Dermot Doolan – RIP

Irish Equity are sorry to announce the death of Dermot Doolan over the weekend. Dermot, was a founder member and former Secretary of Irish Actors’ Equity Association. Dermot was also the first Secretary of the ITGWU Cultural Division and is pictured here receiving Honorary Lifetime Membership of the union in honour of his work and commitment to the union.  Dermot gave long and valuable service to the union, working tirelessly over the years for better conditions for actors in both the live performance sector and the audio-visual sector.

Dermot also represented the union at European and International level within the International Federation of Actors (FIA) and the European Federation of Actors (EuroFIA). Dermot was instrumental in organising the holding of the first ever EuroFIA meeting in Dublin. Dermot was the beloved husband of his late wife Eta and loving father to Jean, Mimi, Mark, Adrienne and Ōrla. Dermot will be sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren, great grandchild, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral arrangements for Dermot are as follows: Reposing at the Kirwan Funeral Home, Ballygall Road West on Monday 26th August between 5.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. Removal on Tuesday 27th August to St. Canice’s Church, Finglas Village, arriving for 10 o’clock Requiem Mass followed by funeral to Glasnevin Crematorium. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul.