John Drennan: Leading doctor joins race for Senate
Dublin GP and Life magazine correspondent Dr Maurice Gueret is among those battling to fill the Trinity College Senate seat left vacant by the election to the Dail of Shane Ross.
A former member of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, Dr Gueret has been a prominent critic of bureaucracy in healthcare and is a fearless advocate for Irish patients. He has long connections with Trinity College, dating back to World War One when his grandfather Paul Gueret attended Officer Training School at the university before serving at Ypres with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Former Progressive Democrat TD Fiona O'Malley is also in the hunt for the notoriously competitive Trinity College panel. She may have, in the last three years, lost her seat, a leadership battle and a party but the former PD TD said her enthusiasm for politics is undimmed.