An Unholy Trinity: Medicine, Politics and Religion in Ireland

An Unholy Trinity: Medicine, Politics and Religion in Ireland

by Liam Kirwan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908308924
Publisher: Liffey Press
Publication date: 01/20/2017
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Notable Quotations ix

Introduction 1

1 Beginnings 6

2 Equilibrium Disturbed 12

3 No Beveridge, Thank You 28

4 'The Cancer of Socialised Medicine' 32

5 Two Strong Men Stand Face to Face 37

6 A Letter from Ferns 46

7 The Lines are Drawn 78

8 The New Rulers 87

9 Self-Destructing Minister 100

10 The Episcopal Brief 109

11 Education and Scientific Advance 113

12 A Bad Time to Pick a Fight 120

13 Burning Bridges 133

14 Taoiseach Washes His Hands 142

15 The Letter Not Written 156

16 Medics and Mandarins 166

17 The Memorandum 177

18 Mindsets 201

19 I Am the State 205

20 Control Then and Now 228

21 Resignation 235

22 Superficial and Deep Excellence 246

23 The Legacy 250

Appendix 1 Letter from Bishop of Ferns to the Taoiseach 269

Appendix 2 Letter from Taoiseach to Bishop of Ferns 272

Notes 274

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