23rd February 2018, Volume 131 Number 1470

Frank Houghton, Sharon Houghton

In many ways, Dr Leo Varakar does not fit the traditional image of an Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister). In a country usually portrayed as being fervently Catholic, parochial and traditional,…

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Author Information

Frank Houghton, Director HEALR Research Group, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Ireland; Sharon Houghton, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Correspondence

Dr Frank Houghton, Director HEALR Research Group, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Ireland.

Correspondence Email

frank.houghton@lit.ie

Competing Interests

Nil.

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