Born in Louisburgh, County Mayo, O'Toole was a farmer, livestock exporter and haulage contractor before entering politics. He was a member of Mayo County Council and served as chairman on a number of occasions. He was elected in 1977 to the 14th Seanad Éireann on the Agricultural Panel. O'Toole was returned to the Seanad four times until the 1989 general election when he was elected to Dáil Éireann as a TD for Mayo West. He stood down at the 1992 general election after serving only one term in the Dáil.
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