UCD academic Dolores Cahill resigns as chair of Irish Freedom Party

Posted in Life on March 23rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“UCD academic Prof Dolores Cahill has resigned as chair of the Irish Freedom Party. The ard chomhairle of the party met on Sunday morning to consider her position and said it had agreed to accept her resignation. Clare architect Michael Leahy will replace her …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 22 March]

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UCD Students’ Union Calls For Investigation Into Professor Over Anti-Mask Comments

Posted in Governance and administration on March 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin Students’ Union has called for an investigation into Professor Dolores Cahill over her anti-mask comments. Prof Cahill of UCD’s School of Medicine, who is the chair of the fringe far-right Irish Freedom Party, was an organiser of the St Patrick’s Day event at Herbert Park in Dublin 4 …” (more)

[Carlow Nationalist, 19 March]

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UCD professor Dolores Cahill moved from lecturer role

Posted in Governance and administration on March 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin professor Dolores Cahill’s claims at an anti-Covid-19 lockdown protest that children who wear face masks are being ‘starved’ of oxygen and will have lower IQ have been criticised by a fellow college academic. Speaking at a lockdown protest in Herbert Park on St Patrick’s Day, Prof Cahill charged that ‘globalists’ have pushed for mandatory mask wearing because ‘oxygen-deprived people are easy to manipulate’ …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 18 March]

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UCD Silence On Cahill Will Ruin Their Reputation

Posted in Governance and administration on January 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“In primary school, we were always taught that standing by and watching a child get bullied was almost as bad as the bullying itself. You may not be the one throwing insults, but you’re facilitating it. You’re allowing it to happen. That is the position that University College Dublin are in, regarding the on-going circus surrounding Dolores Cahill …” (more)

[Luke Murphy, College Tribune, 29 January]

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UCD school of medicine disassociates itself from professor’s views

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The school of medicine in University College Dublin (UCD) has disassociated itself from views expressed by a professor who told an online alt-right interviewer that she wanted to ‘debunk the narrative’ surrounding the coronavirus pandemic …” (more)

[Colm Keena, Irish Times, 19 June]

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How UCD’s silence on Dolores Cahill has damaged trust

Posted in Governance and administration on June 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“‘We are future physicians, but right now our classmates are working in hospitals around Ireland and the globe as nurses, laboratory staff, phlebotomists, radiography technicians, pharmacists, in administrative roles, and in research positions. Our classmates are cleaning healthcare facilities, delivering meals and medications to our most vulnerable community members, caring for our children and elderly family members, and taking the necessary steps to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, while also completing all required coursework to finish the spring trimester …'” (more)

[College Tribune, 17 June]

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Dolores Cahill: Students Blast Head of Medicine with 15,000 Word Letter after Failing to Respond to Complaints

Posted in Governance and administration on June 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Dean and Head of School of Medicine at University College Dublin (UCD) has not responded to complaints from students regarding Professor Dolores Cahill’s recent false and misleading claims regarding COVID-19. Following coverage from this publication on UCD Professor Dolores Cahill’s misleading and false claims on COVID-19, The College Tribune received information that a number of students have complained to the UCD School of Medicine about Cahill’s misleading medical advice, but have received no response …” (more)

[Adam Boland, College Tribune, 16 June]

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