Dr Maurice Neligan has died

Kevin Doyle

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RIP, condolences to his family, he was a good man.
 


drjimryan2

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I always think of a headstone quote........in this case its simple

INTEGRITY

RIP..
 

Cael

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Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. He was a good man who opposed the commercialisation of medicine and the consumerisation of patients.
 

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Really saddened to hear this news today!
A lovely man, a loving Dad, a super Dr , an outstanding advocate for his patients both young and old and a wonderful supporter of nurses which can be hard to find in consultants!
The health supplement won't be the same without him either berating government policy or gently teasing HA !
Deepest condolences to his wife and lovely family!
 

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Terrible news. A sad loss, not just to his family, but the Irish people.
 

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R.I.P.
Dr. nelligan will be a huge loss not just to his family, but to the whole nation.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
 

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R.I.P. A true gentleman. Met him 18 years ago after he had done a by-pass on Mrs Trustno1's father. While speaking after the op to my wife and her mum about how it went he was called immediately to intensive care as something had not turned out as expected. Maurice Nelligan operated on Mrs Trustno1's father in intensive care literally saving his life. The patient is alive and well today 18 years later due to Maurice Nelligan's skill. Mrs Trustno1 was in tears today when she heard of his passing. Maurice Nelligan gave her the last 18 years with her father..and hopefully many more. Maurice Nelligan was one of Ireland's greatest son's. May he rest in peace.
 

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Maurice Nelligan's father, Mick Nelligan was a man hated by De Valera. He got a job in the Land Commission and was never actually given a list of tasks to perform. He went into work for thirty years without ever having a job.
 

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What sad news.

A wistful article Dr Nelligan wrote at the end of the summer stays in my mind. He and his family were saying goodbye to their summer haunt in Co Kerry and returning to Dublin for another year.

There is something of farewell in the article......
"That is the trouble with fairyland. It fades away"
A ramble along the warm valley of recollection - The Irish Times - Tue, Aug 31, 2010
Thank's for that link Gatsby, a poignant and prophetic article..

“These Elysian Fields were not to be ours forever, in this world at least”…

“They are good memories, but sometimes they can be overwhelmingly sad. There are no hiding places on this road.”...

A truly great man and a loss to us all.
 

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Maurice Nelligan will be remembered as a great surgeon and an impassioned defender of the publlic health service against the sinister forces ranged against it. A sad loss. RIP.
 

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Maurice Nelligan will be remembered as a great surgeon and an impassioned defender of the publlic health service against the sinister forces ranged against it. A sad loss. RIP.
+1..sad loss and a person who wasn't afraid to speak out..R.I.P....
 

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I would like to record my sadness at the passing of a great Irishman.
My condolence to his family.
 

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A true legend of Irish medicine - a gentleman, a scholar and a visionary - may he rest in peace

Tributes have come from the Taoiseach but I have seen nothing from the Minister for Health

Please correct me if I am wrong here. But her apparent silence speaks volumes about her character
 

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A true legend of Irish medicine - a gentleman, a scholar and a visionary - may he rest in peace

Tributes have come from the Taoiseach but I have seen nothing from the Minister for Health

Please correct me if I am wrong here. But her apparent silence speaks volumes about her character
Well, I was only saying yesterday that it would be disingenuous of her to praise him as she disagreed with his vision of the health service completely, given that actions speaking louder than words.

Would prefer if she kept her mouth shut, personally. Insincere praise is none at all.
 

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With respect, she could acknowledge his enormous contribution to Irish medicine, the thousands of lives he saved through his pioneering approach to cardiac surgery etc etc

She could pay her respects while acknowledging that she disagreed with him politically. Cowen did so (even referring to the time he was minister for health and considering the fact that maurice called for his head in is column in the last few weeks)

It is called respect - and that fact that she is incapable of expressing this is a sad reflection on her personally. In fact it is despicable

Declaration of interest - I say this as a medical Doctor, medical columnist and former member of the PDs who was heavily critical of Ms Harney and her performance as Minister
 

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Well, I was only saying yesterday that it would be disingenuous of her to praise him as she disagreed with his vision of the health service completely, given that actions speaking louder than words.

Would prefer if she kept her mouth shut, personally. Insincere praise is none at all.
While I agree Harney does not share his view of healthcare provision she would not deny his skill and dedication. He was an innovator, an adventurer and a entrepreneur. Before people start heralding him as some defender of statist monopolies in healthcare delivery please also remember that he was one of the founders of the Blackrock Clinic! His squabbles with Harney had a lot to do with protecting the vested interest and hierarchy he was a beneficiary of. But, may the road rise to meet him. RIP.
 


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