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Dolores Cahill’s reckless self-interest on Covid puts lives in danger

Julia Molony


Campaigner’s background in academia has helped convince people to listen to her questionable views

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Dolores Cahill at an anti-lockdown rally in Dublin. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Dolores Cahill at an anti-lockdown rally in Dublin. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Dolores Cahill at an anti-lockdown rally in Dublin. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Now that Joe McCarron has been buried, the video that made the 67-year-old Donegal man an international news story last month is excruciating to watch.

In the film that went viral shortly after anti-vaccine campaigners coerced him into leaving hospital against medical advice, there is a moment when the camera is pointed directly at his face. He looks uncomfortable. He is visibly struggling to breathe.


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