Dr Maurice Guéret is a medical graduate of Trinity College Dublin who has worked as a family doctor in his native Dublin city for almost twenty years.

He edits the Irish Medical Directory and writes a ‘Rude Health’ column in the Sunday Independent. Maurice has served as an elected member of the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the South Western Area Health Board and has been a fearless critic of bureaucracy, waste and greed in all of their guises.

Maurice ran as an independent for Seanad Éireann in the Trinity constituency in 2002 and 2007, missing out on one of the three seats by finishing in fourth place most recently. He describes himself as a sceptical optimist and has been a friend, board member and trustee of Trust for many years.