Saturday August 15, 2020

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Risteárd Mulcahy: retired heart surgeon, 87, Dublin

7th November, 2009

I established the Irish Heart Foundation in 1966. Since we began educating the public about heart disease there has been a huge drop in coronary death.

I was a controversial figure among my colleagues. Doctors don’t normally talk in public; they’re supposed to be circumspect.

I object to what Mary Harney is doing, particularly in the medical-social area - such as looking after old people and giving people proper rehabilitation.

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