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Irish-based public health specialists being ‘headhunted’ as path to consultant status blocked

By Niamh Cahill | September 21, 2020

The continuing failure by Government to introduce better pay and conditions for public health specialists could result in doctors leaving the profession to take early retirement or work elsewhere, a leading public health specialist has warned. Dr Ina Kelly, Chair of the IMO public health committee, told the Medical Independent (MI) that some public…

Risk of endemic CPE in Irish healthcare ‘still exists’

HSE enhancing ‘resilience’ of hospital medical gas systems

Impact of pandemic on Irish doctor emigration uncertain

Funding for any future Covid-19 vaccine to be considered as part of Estimates process


Treating Covid from a distance

How will the pandemic impact Irish doctors’ plans to travel abroad for work or to return home? David Lynch looks at trends and reports on recent experiences of Irish doctors working across the globe


Dr Muiris Houston

What can we learn from pandemics past?


Dr Lucia Gannon

Taking a breath from the heart

Atopic eczema — more than an itchy rash

By Prof Anne-Marie Tobin and Ms Michelle Greenwood

Skin deep: The effects of prolonged hand hygiene and PPE measures

By Priscilla Lynch

Integration of ENT service delivery and Covid-19

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Atopic eczema — more than an itchy rash

By Prof Anne-Marie Tobin and Ms Michelle Greenwood

The Demonstration of Fat


I inherited my love of cooking and gardening very definitely from my mother. My obsession with secondhand bookshops came from my father, along with another unconscious bequest: A small appetite, especially for a male somewhat over six feet tall in old money. My mother’s approach to food was always generous. Her philosophy in the kitchen…

BMW’s electrified 5-Series


Morgan Flanagan Creagh The BMW 5-Series has long been a stalwart of Irish roads. A famous silhouette that adorned parking spots outside buildings through the length and breadth of this country. This year the 5-Series, will increase its hybrid offering from two to five plug-in hybrid models by November 2020. The hybrid 5-Series was the…

A talk with … Bianca Divito


Lead artist at Divito Studios, Bianca Divito is an award-winning stained-glass designer and conservator, hailing from Co Wicklow. Having worked on the conservation of priceless stained glass windows throughout Europe, her deep understanding of her craft led her to experiment with outdoor installations, as well as innovative techniques and materials — including airbrushing, Swarovski crystals…

The question of happiness

Title: Can We Be Happier? Evidence and Ethics Author: Richard Layard Publisher: Pelican (2020) Reviewer: Prof Brendan Kelly Can We Be Happier? Evidence and Ethics is the new book by Richard Layard, a labour economist who worked for most of his life on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. Most recently, Layard has become known…

Media mischief-making and mayhem over Covid-19

Can we breathe out yet? As always, there are more questions than answers around Covid-19 and while medical experts and commentators have remained fairly rational and level-headed when discussing it, the same cannot be said for the media. Many media outlets have been culpable in causing considerable amounts of anxiety around Covid-19, some more than…

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