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January 31, 2015

Ombudsman can examine complaints on such centres as Áras Attracta

Dear Editor, We read with interest a letter from Dr Frances Matthews in relation to the Áras Attracta scandal (IMT, January 16).

ICGP needs to help ‘put out the fire’

Dear Editor, I am writing as a GP of 36 years’ experience, having obtained my first GMS contract at the ripe old age of 28.

Renewables urgently need to be brought on stream

Dear Editor, Further to Dr Pat Morrissey’s letter on December 12 last (‘Don’t dismiss nuclear power as a solution to our energy needs’), I am very familiar with the work of James Lovelock, James Hansen and George Monbiot.

Oddities of Oz are no longer the unfamiliar

Dear Editor, It’s only my second week working back in St Kilda, Melbourne, but it’s funny how everything isn’t weird any more

Áras Attracta scandal highlights lack of legal protection for residents

Dear Editor, The scenes shown on RTÉ Prime Time’s programme ‘Inside Bungalow 3’ have prompted many to question why the staff there allegedly treated the intellectually disabled so badly. The simple answer is: because they could.

Bullying coverage may open a can of worms

Dear Editor, I welcome your recent articles on bullying amongst doctors (‘Bullying is endemic’, December 12, and ‘Peace and goodwill to all’, Dec 19) partly because it brings us in line with other disciplines and further de-mythologises the world of professional medicine.

Temple St closed to new dermatology patients

Open Letter to Mona Baker, CEO, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

Heal with a human touch, not protocols

Dear Editor, Thank you for allowing me to make a response to the astounding letter recently written by Dr Shane Corr

‘Thank you’ for Ebola appeal help

Dear Editor, I am both humbled and exhilarated by the incredibly generous response to my ‘Sr Mary Sweeney-Ebola Fund’ appeal for humanitarian assistance for Sr Mary’s work in Makeni, Sierra Leone.

WWI as ’cause or associated factor’ of mental illness

Dear Editor, I was fascinated by Prof Brendan Kelly’s account of the clinical features of shell shocked soldiers in the Richmond War Hospital

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