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glaring omission Anti-vaxxer Dolores Cahill no longer listed on University College Dublin's staff directory

The university has previously said Cahill's views "do not reflect" university's position

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Dolores Cahill has previously made unsubstantiated claims about Covid. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Dolores Cahill has previously made unsubstantiated claims about Covid. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Dolores Cahill has previously made unsubstantiated claims about Covid. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Anti-vaccine campaigner Dolores Cahill is no longer listed on the online staff directory for UCD, it has emerged.

The controversial campaigner has become a regular protestor during the course of the Covid pandemic.

She was listed as a professor attached to the faculty at the UCD School of Medicine until recent days.

The university had previously distanced itself from Cahill’s protests and comments.

“They do not reflect the position of the university,” the university said of her views in a statement in March, which also pointed out that she is not teaching in UCD this year.

The former Irish Freedom Party chair left the party earlier this year due to her views on the Covid-19 crisis, which led to founder of the party Hermann Kelly asking Prof Cahill to “consider your position”.

In August she was charged with two alleged offences relating to a rally against lockdown restrictions in Trafalgar Square last year.

She also came to prominence after a video of her arguing with a garda went viral. The video showed her arguing outside an election count centre during the by-election for Dublin Bay South.

Earlier this year she told an anti-lockdown protest that masks “starved” children of oxygen and that wearing them meant children would not reach their IQ and job potential.

Cahill has made numerous false statements about Covid, masks and vaccines during the course of the pandemic. UCD students had previously launched a petition calling on the university to take action against Cahill.

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