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Prof Desmond (Des) O’Neill

Tallaght Hospital


A specialist in geriatric and stroke medicine, Prof O’Neill is also a writer and commentator in national media. Based in Tallaght Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, his practice and research are focused on ageing and the neurosciences, and how they interact with the humanities. His particular interest in the longevity dividend – the many ways in which we have gained from our increase in life span – has contributed to national and international initiatives in many aspects of ageing. In 2010 he was awarded the All Ireland Inspirational Life Award for his work on behalf of older people.

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