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April 25, 2015

IMO scores more ‘own goals’

Dear Editor, Your recent letter from accountant Michael Ahern (‘Contract would be ‘ethical and financial fiasco’, IMT, April 10, 2015) is to be welcomed.

Silent majority do agree with stance

Dear Editor, I would like to write in support of Dr Ruairi Hanley’s opinion in a recent issue of IMT regarding childhood vaccinations (‘Needling the profession’, April 3, 2015).

Insurance firm sought to set

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a recent UK Court of Appeal case in which an insurance company sought to set aside a settlement agreement in a case where a man sued his employer following an injury at work.

Springing forth into new light

With the Tuscan landscape emerging into spring sunshine, Giovanni Morelli tastes some more impressive bottles and wonders if increased sales of champagne really do mean a bubbling economy is ahead.

Splits after GP deal

With the IMO backing the new under-sixes contract but the NAGP opposing it, Dr Ruairi Hanley analyses which GPs are likely to sign up and which are not — and the long-term implications of the resulting mess.

‘Stand firm and reject contract’

  Open letter to NAGP members Dear Colleague, In light of last week’s announcement that an agreement has been reached on the under-sixes contract, the NAGP reiterates its call on GPs to refuse to sign the contract.

The tail wagging the dog

  While conflicted over who to support in the current dispute between HIQA and the HSE, Dr Ruairi Hanley believes part of the solution to problems at Portlaoise Hospital should be to appoint the necessary senior clinical staff – not to instantly consider closing its emergency department.  

Egypt should immediately release Ibrahim Halawa

Dear Editor, I have come at the stage of my life where I am becoming reflective of my life and the people I have met through my childhood and into my adulthood.

‘More is missed by not looking, than not knowing’

  Dr Pat McHugh, 1943-2015: An Appreciation   Patrick Joseph McHugh followed his father, Dr John Francis McHugh (General Practitioner), into medicine at University College, Galway, as it was then called, in 1967.

GP charged with blackmail

  Ed Madden, BL, looks at a recent UK High Court case in which a GP applied to terminate an order of suspension made by the Interim Orders Panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service after he was charged by the police with blackmail  

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