Friday 20 October 2017

Tireless worker who helped raise €11m for end of life care given prestigious award

Ted Moynihan is congratulated by Stephen Rae Group Editor In Chief at Independent News & Media and Leesha Duffy Cathaoirleach of Kerry Association of Dublin after he was announced as Kerry Person of the Year at Iveagh House in Dublin.
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Ted Moynihan is congratulated by Stephen Rae Group Editor In Chief at Independent News & Media and Leesha Duffy Cathaoirleach of Kerry Association of Dublin after he was announced as Kerry Person of the Year at Iveagh House in Dublin. Pic Steve Humphreys
Ted Moynihan who was announced as Kerry Person of the Year at Iveagh House in Dublin is pictured with his wife Breda and sons Teddy (left) and Simon. Pic Steve Humphreys
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

Ted Moynihan has dedicated more than a quarter of a century to looking after the welfare of cancer patients.

Now the 80-year-old, from Tralee, Co Kerry, has been held up as a testament to the difference one person can make.

Mr Moynihan has spearheaded fundraising initiatives to help raise more than €11m for end of life care.

Tonight, he was named Kerryman of the year by the Kerry Association Dublin.

The tireless worker was praised as the face of the Kerry Hospice and for dedicating the last 26 years of his life to the welfare of cancer sufferers.

“He has proved the power of one still exists, and is a major force,” Leesha Duffy, cathaoirleach of the Kerry Association, said.

Ted Moynihan who was announced as Kerry Person of the Year at Iveagh House in Dublin.
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Ted Moynihan who was announced as Kerry Person of the Year at Iveagh House in Dublin. Pic Steve Humphreys

Mr Moynihan said the award was a welcome recognition of those who work in palliative care in the area.

“I don’t do this for awards, but it is nice to get them all the same,” Mr Moynihan told those gathered at Iveagh House, on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green.

He said work was underway on a new 15-room inpatient facility.

Among the guests who spoke at the event were legendary broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Stephen Rae, Group Editor-in-Chief at Independent News and Media, publisher of the independent.ie

Forbairt na Dromoda scooped the Laochra Chiarraí award. The organisation was set up to help economic and social development of the Dromid region of the county.

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