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HSE ‘was not monitoring’ use of derogations policy

By Catherine Reilly | October 22, 2020

The HSE has not been collecting any national data on healthcare workers brought back to work while restricting their movements due to Covid-19, or examining whether this has led to further infections, the Executive has informed health sector unions. However, Clinical Lead of the HSE Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit, Dr Lynda…

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Behind the lines of Irish occupational medicine

As long-standing issues around resourcing and recognition deepen during the pandemic, specialists in occupational medicine warn of a ‘tipping point’. Catherine Reilly reports

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The BMW you have dreamed about becomes reality


What if I told you that you could have it all? Your cake and eat it too. A four-door, family car that looks fresh and sporty; that’s a plug-in hybrid; that produces almost 300hp; that handles like a sporty coupe and all for (potentially) less than €50,000? Oh, and did I mention it’s a BMW?…

Reflections of a Nobel laureate

Title: Catching the worm: Towards ending river blindness and reflections on my life Author: Prof William C Campbell, with Claire O’Connell Publisher: Royal Irish Academy Reviewer: Prof Seamus O’Mahony Prof William Cecil Campbell is the only Irishman to have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. He and Satoshi Ōmura shared the award…

The Demonisation 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…

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…

An embarrassment of data riches — Covid-19 tracking apps in South Korea

A previous Dorsal View discussed the concerns that were raised by Trinity College Dublin tech researchers regarding some rather intrusive elements of Ireland’s Covid-19 tracker app. The worrying aspects centred around Google’s thirst for our personal information and how this went above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to contact tracing, according…

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