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  • A perennially dysfunctional health system

    Dr Muiris Houston, who has seen it all before and is forced to once again ask a difficult question, demands nothing less than full and frank disclosure

  • Cost of the obviously unpleasant fee cuts

    Dr Ruairi Hanley, with one eye at the exit door, looks forward to summertime and raising a glass to Hunter S Thompson, but first he makes a few observations here on recent events

  • Nothing super about superfoods

    There is no such thing as a superfood, but of course there are bad foods as well as good wines to herald spring with, Tom Doorley writes

  • When sorry is the hardest word

    In addition to failures at timeously communicating with patients and with GPs, the failure to apologise to GPs also stood out to Lloyd Mudiwa

  • Decades of unscrambling the curate’s egg

    Dr Garrett FitzGerald proposes three key requirements should the HSE and Department of Health ever get real about reorganising the ‘deranged, riotous, harum-scarum atmosphere of 2018 HSE-land’

  • Globally accessible medical education

    Social media, can help provide world-class continuing medical education for anyone, and has been an invaluable money and time saver for Dr Justine Jordan, who shares her top tips

Dr Dermot J Ward

Dr Garrett FitzGerald

Dr Muiris Houston

Dr Ruairi Hanley

  • Cost of the obviously unpleasant fee cuts

    Dr Ruairi Hanley, with one eye at the exit door, looks forward to summertime and raising a glass to Hunter S Thompson, but first he makes a few observations here on recent events

  • A dumping ground for responsibility

    Ahead of the looming threat of General Data Protection Regulation that is giving him many a sleepless night, Dr Ruairi Hanley just wants to get back to being a doctor

  • Opinion column killed the radio star

    Ahead of the looming abortion referendum, Dr Ruairi Hanley has the last word on the new Orwellian ‘thought police’ of virtue signalling; and deteriorating communication standards

Ed Madden

  • Decision on rights of voluntary patients

    Ed Madden, BL, looks at a Court of Appeal case involving an appeal against a ruling of the High Court that medical staff’s refusal to release a voluntary patient from a psychiatric institution was lawful

  • Doctor appealed against further suspension

    Ed Madden, BL, examines a recent High Court case in which a hospital doctor appealed against a Medical Practitioners Tribunal’s decision that his suspension should be continued

  • Exercising caution with expert evidence

    Ed Madden, BL, examines a High Court case in which the presiding judge stressed caution in relying on experts, particularly where their opinion may be based on information provided by the retaining party

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