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    Default Dr Maurice Neligan has died

    The well known former heart surgeon Dr Maurice Neligan has died. It was only yesterday or the day before that he was on Newstalk talking about the proposed Mater National Children's Hospital and the inappropriateness of its location.

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    Must have been very sudden. Terrible news. Thoughts for his wife who will now bury her husband and daughter within a few years.

    He was famous for, being a typical doctor, never going to one.

    RIP
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    From his final Irish Times column -
    Our Minister of Finance, a star turn in this debacle, put myself and others firmly in our boxes in a recent speech, when he referred to the fact that the Irish media had a number of Renaissance men and women in their midst, and that the country was very lucky in that respect. He suggested, however, that the cobblers should stick to their lasts and leave these problems to those specialised in these areas. What patronising nonsense this is. He might consider taking a look at the havoc wreaked by the irresponsible bankers, unscrupulous developers and the total failure of regulation. We must mention, of course, the Government whose crazy system of tax breaks fuelled the national bonfire.

    This little observer was a mere surgeon but he arrogantly thinks that he was blessed with common sense, as were very many of his fellow citizens. But you knew better and look where we are now. You and your colleagues were central players in this destruction. It is time for you to go.

    JAMES CLARENCE Mangan had surely the right of it, in his Vision of Connacht in the Thirteenth Century. With apologies to him for alterations, his dream might well describe the era of the Celtic Tiger.

    “Then saw I thrones and circling fires

    And a dome rose near me as by a spell

    Whence flowed the tones of silver

    lyres

    And many voices in wreathed spell;

    And their thrilling chime fell on mine ears

    As the heavenly hymn of an

    angel-band –

    ‘It is now the time, these be the years

    Of Bertie Ahern and his merry band’.”

    Mangan’s visionary walked on:

    “I sought the hall and behold! . . . a

    change

    From light to darkness, from joy to

    woe!

    King, nobles all, looked aghast and

    strange,

    The minstrel-group sate in dumbest

    show!

    Had some great crime wrought this

    dread amaze

    This terror? None seemed to

    understand!

    It was then the time, we were in the

    days

    Of Brian Cowen and his woeful

    band.”


    Time is up for Cowen and his woeful band - The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 05, 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by corelli View Post
    Must have been very sudden. Terrible news. Thoughts for his wife who will now bury her husband and daughter within a few years.

    He was famous for, being a typical doctor, never going to one.

    RIP
    I remember a great line of his on the radio a few months back about taking everything in moderation, especially moderation. He did seem like one of the "good guys" in society and I know everyone who knew him had a great deal of respect for him.

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    He suffered his fair share as did his family. my thoughts are with them.

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    His excellent commentary in print and on radio will be very badly missed - very sad.

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    What a great man, What a great loss, A man with plenty of education who never
    lost common sense,RIP. Condolence to his wife and family.

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    I too heard him on radio in last two days. A wonderful man who spoke his mind and never lost the common touch. A true dedicated professional. He has his share of tragedy too. RIP.

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    Maurice Neligan was a straight talking man. He was a caring man , he respected his patients and told them the truth. Sometimes that truth was not pleasant , but it was told with a compassion and care. I met him, once. I admire* him.



    *I chose to use the present tense because even though I only met him once , his compassion and understanding of his patients was admirable. My admiration for him continues.
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    He and his family had suffered much in recent years. A great Irishman whose good sense will be missed.

    RIP.

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