We often call him politically naive, but it is more fitting to say that he was way ahead of his time; Ireland of the 1940s and 1950s was not ready for Noël Browne. By doing what he felt was right, he sacrificed his career.

We often call him politically naive, but it is more fitting to say that he was way ahead of his time; Ireland of the 1940s and 1950s was not ready for Noël Browne. By doing what he felt was right, he sacrificed his career.

Noël Browne – doctor, politician and one-time health minister – knew a thing or two about getting stuff done

Seanad Éireann as it is at present constituted should be abolished. These are not my words, but those of Dr Noël Browne TD, who in November 1957 tabled a Dáil motion calling for the abolition of the Seanad.

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