April 1987 – April 2011
|Constituency||National University of Ireland|
20 July 1947 |
Dingle, Kerry, Ireland
|Alma mater||St Patrick's College, Drumcondra|
He was born and brought up in Dingle, County Kerry, O'Toole was a teacher for ten years and then a school principal in County Dublin. From 1990–2001, he was appointed General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO), and from 2001–2003, he was President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). He lives in Kilsallaghan, County Dublin.
In the Seanad, he was a member of the Parliamentary Joint Finance Committee. His autobiography "Looking under stones: roots, family and a Dingle childhood", was published in 2003.
He retired from politics at the 2011 Seanad election.
|General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation
|President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions