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April 25, 2014

The haves and the have-nots

Dara Gantly examines why the Government is changing its mind on a two-tier consultant salary.

Time for Mullinahone again

Following the successful visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain, Dr Garrett FitzGerald investigates what might be the Irish secret behind the Royal’s longevity.

The Saturday Night GP Show

The appearance of Dr Ciara Kelly from Operation Transformation on Brendan O’Connor’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’ was the single greatest PR coup for our specialty in years, argues Dr Ruairi Hanley.

Psychologist failed to maintain boundaries

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a recent English High Court case in which the Court considered an appeal by a psychologist against a finding that she had not maintained professional boundaries with one of her patients.

Pittance on offer and lost privates means no signature on contract

Dear Editor, I had a dream a few nights ago, and woke up in a sweat! My wife says what’s wrong with you? Well, I said, I just had a very busy evening surgery, including a difficult suturing, and a few heartsinks as well… when Mummy comes up to the surgery in her 141 Reg […]

Examining mental health behind bars

Dr Muiris Houston examines the rates of mental illness among prison populations and what new research on drug use among prisoners might tells us about their specific needs.

Showing some Dutch courage — part II

Dara Gantly continues his examination of our plans for universal health insurance (UHI), and why we need to re-embrace the Dutch model.

Nash-ional controversy

With the sports injury experts in a spin, Dr Garrett FitzGerald comes up with a novel solution to the penalties of Cork’s Anthony Nash, involving some traditional chainmail dress from our Norman ancestors.

Irish should look out for ‘one of our own’

Dr Ruairi Hanley wonders why Dr Ali Al-Ekri, who was arrested and incarcerated for treating pro-Democracy protestors in Bahrain, has been forgotten by the nation he once called home.

Caution is warranted on e-cigarettes craze

Dear Editor,  Progress has been described as the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance, and it is a perennial process, often vividly illustrated in our emergency departments.

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