The Irish Way of Death
Dr Seamus O’Mahony is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Cork University Hospital and graduate of UCC. He entered UCC as Honan Scholar, and was Auditor of the Philosophical Society in 1980-81. He graduated with honours in 1983, winning the Blayney Prize in Medicine, and the RGG Barry Prize in Paediatrics. He subsequently trained in Cork, Edinburgh and Leeds. He has been a consultant physician since 1996, and is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh. His has published extensively in the fields of endoscopy, coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease, and was awarded the MD in 1991. His current main academic interest is medical humanities, and has written extensively in this field. He is associate editor for medical humanities of the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and is a regular contributor to the Dublin Review of Books.
Kevin Toolis is a journalist, writer and filmmaker. Born in Edinburgh to Irish parent. For a decade he worked as a magazine writer for The Guardian and has also written for the New York Times Magazine and The Observer. Additionally, he has written screenplays for Universal Pictures. Toolis is an acknowledged terrorism expert and has studied and reported on conflicts in Africa, Ireland and the Middle East. He is the founder of independent television production company Many Rivers Films. Toolis began making documentary films in the mid-nineties. Toolis won a BAFTA for Best Single Drama for Complicit.