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I started my career in technology and that was at a time when no one knew anything about technology. So I was kind of at the forefront, if I can be so bold, of things like computer programming and so on. So I had a very very interesting job. I travelled a lot of Eastern Europe and North America and it was all cut short when I was 50 when I had two…

Carmel and I was married for 43 years. I took her out for the first time on St Patrick’s Day 1977. I proposed to her in May 1977 and we got married on Boxing Day 1977. She obviously knew a bargain when she saw one (laughs). The best 43 years of my life. I was the luckiest man in the world she was a very intelligent, caring, determined woman, never…

My name is Louise Smith. I’m 68 years of age and I worked full time up to two years ago. I was diagnosed 12 years ago with COPD. I just thought it was asthma and then the last three years it got progressively worse in so far as my quality of life was going down all the time. Christmas of 2018 I was admitted to hospital with a thing called RSV,…

My name is John Joyce, I’m from County Mayo. Approximately eight years ago I was diagnosed with a tumour in the head. Brought into hospital had two operations which were successful for the time but, unfortunately, I then had to have 72 sessions of radiotherapy.So basically, after the radiotherapy then I went on to chemotherapy and the chemotherapy…

Well I worked as a caretaker up in the school in Raheny for 19 Years, I was 19 years up there and before that I was an upholsterer, so I worked at upholstery, like I worked all my life and then to get this was a huge shock to me.Vivienne McCann (Joe’s daughter): He’s very independent like you know, you have to kind of we’ll come over and we’ll do…