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Mairead Mangan, Head of fundraising and communications, ARC Cancer Support Centres

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Mairead Mangan: ‘Often people just need someone to listen’

Mairead Mangan: ‘Often people just need someone to listen’

Mairead Mangan: ‘Often people just need someone to listen’

GOOD TIMES

When I left school in 1978 I got the first job I wanted - to train as a nurse in St Vincent's. It was immensely good fun living onsite for 18 months with 24 other girls from all over Ireland.

To be a good nurse I learned you need a sense of humour, a strong work ethic, unlimited kindness and resilience.