Cardinal Connell had been in Sybil Hill Nurshing Home for a number of years.
He was an academic who taught philosophy at UCD.
In 1988 he was appointed archbishop of Dublin.
Des Connell was a kind man, who enjoyed his teaching job and was a regular visitor to Lourdes.
The job of archbishop was most likely a terrible burden for him. And the system that appointed Des Connell an archcbishop is not fit for purpose.