January 21, 2021
Business News

Sadness as one of Waterford’s best-known businessmen passes after short illness ‘he bore with great dignity’

Warm tributes have been paid to one of Waterford’s best-known businessmen, who passed away after a short illness.

Tom O’Donohoe, the founder and Managing Director of Strand Travel Worldchoice on George’s Street in the city, died on Wednesday in hospital.

In a moving tribute, Tom’s colleagues expressed their “tremendous sadness” at the passing of their “managing director, colleague and good friend”.

They added: “Tom passed away yesterday 22nd April, in hospital after a short illness which he bore with great dignity, courage and positive attitude.

“We would like to express our sincere condolences to Tom’s family. You will be sadly missed Tom … rest in peace.”


Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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