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St Vincent’s defeat Trinity in a pre-Christmas cracker

St Vincent’s came out on top in a thrilling cup encounter with Trinity Donaghmede on a blustery night at St Benildus College. The team put a disappointing first half behind them to produce an outstanding come-from-behind win over strong opposition. Goals came courtesy of Aidan McGrath, Mark Dwyer, John Cosgrove and a brace from Fionn Nally. The win means Vincent’s progress to the last 16 of the Tom Carroll Cup, representing the best chance of silverware this season.

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The multifaceted history of a hospital

Hospitals are complex, convoluted things. They reflect many different and diverse influences, including the philanthropic impulses and perceived duties of those who build them, changes in clinical practice over time, and – perhaps most of all – the social contexts in which they emerge and grow. So, while it is tempting to see the history of hospitals in general (and of any hospital in particular) as a linear, progressive story, leading from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge, the truth is invariably more complex and more interesting than that.

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