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    The dark side of the web

    David Lynch | 22 Dec 2016

    Despite its many benefits, the Internet can facilitate addiction and public scepticism towards medical science. David Lynch takes a closer look

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    Irish medicine and the House of Saud

    Catherine Reilly | 08 Dec 2016

    The activities of Irish postgraduate training bodies in countries with poor human rights records, notably Saudi Arabia, are prompting questions within the medical profession. Catherine Reilly reports

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    An ongoing national emergency

    Paul Mulholland | 25 Nov 2016

    Paul Mulholland examines what progress has been made in addressing the trolley crisis and implementing the Emergency Department Taskforce Report 2015.

  • Investigations

    Shining a light on Ireland’s drug habits

    Catherine Reilly | 16 Nov 2016

    Catherine Reilly looks at some of the latest trends in drug abuse in Ireland, including growing concerns over abuse of an anti-convulsant prescription drug

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    Return of the NTPF

    Paul Mulholland | 05 Sep 2016

    As the NTPF returns to its original role of purchasing care for public patients in the private sector, Paul Mulholland examines its highs and lows and asks will it provide anything more than a short-term solution to the growing waiting list problem?

  • Investigations

    Fast food nation

    Catherine Reilly | 25 Aug 2016

    A national, joined-up approach is required and planning regulations need to be tighter to prevent proliferation of fast-food outlets and inappropriate locating, say health campaigners. Catherine Reilly reports

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    Jockeying in the race for health

    Catherine Reilly | 11 Aug 2016

    The unique demands of elite horse racing — notably weight-making — can have detrimental effects on jockeys’ physical and mental health. Catherine Reilly reports on reforms being pursued by health and sports science professionals

  • Investigations

    Probing for answers

    Catherine Reilly | 21 Jul 2016

    Recurrent scandals in healthcare indicate that probity infrastructure needs urgent review. Catherine Reilly reports

  • Investigations

    The WHO, what, where and how

    Catherine Reilly | 07 Jul 2016

    An unwieldy structure with limited capacity to designate funding priorities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has pledged reform as it navigates a period of uncertainty. Catherine Reilly reports

  • Investigations

    Creating a clearer picture

    Niamh Cahill | 23 Jun 2016

    The National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) is now almost complete. But the journey has not been without its challenges, with many delays and technical difficulties experienced along the way. Niamh Cahill investigates

  • Investigations

    Managing the message in Irish healthcare

    Catherine Reilly | 09 Jun 2016

    The public hospital system has acquired layers of separate arrangements for PR/communications provision, with a multitude of PR firms under contract. Catherine Reilly reports

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    Engaging on clinical ethics

    Catherine Reilly | 30 May 2016

    Clinical ethicists and clinical ethics services have developed in other healthcare systems, but in Ireland have been slow to take hold. Catherine Reilly reports

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