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exclusive The strange world of Dolores Cahill: Gardaí probe Covid-denier links to Donegal patient removal

Revealed: former UCD academic has ties to the ‘Common Law’ group that aided Joe McCarron’s fateful hospital departure

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There are claims there had been communication between Dolores Cahill and the late Joe McCarron’s family and friends on the day he was removed from hospital. Picture by Gareth Chaney

There are claims there had been communication between Dolores Cahill and the late Joe McCarron’s family and friends on the day he was removed from hospital. Picture by Gareth Chaney

Italian far-right extremist Antonio Mureddu

Italian far-right extremist Antonio Mureddu

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There are claims there had been communication between Dolores Cahill and the late Joe McCarron’s family and friends on the day he was removed from hospital. Picture by Gareth Chaney

Covid conspiracy theorist and former UCD professor Dolores Cahill has spent much of the last year-and-a-half spreading misleading claims about the pandemic throughout Ireland and the rest of the world.

Cahill was once a well-respected immunologist but her controversial views on Covid-19 are regularly dismissed by her former peers and other experts. Her repeated false claims about the vaccines available to combat the coronavirus are having a potentially damaging and dangerous effect on public health — but it is her influence on those who believe her wild assertions that is emerging as an area of serious concern.


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