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Prof Ronan O’Connell elected as new RCSI President

RCSI has announced the election of Prof Ronan O’Connell as the new President of the College. Prof O’Connell takes up office following the College’s biennial Council Elections. He replaces outgoing President, Mr Kenneth Mealy.  Prof O’Connell is Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University College Dublin (UCD) and Consultant Surgeon at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. An international leader…


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Clinic rooms suitable for medical consulting in aprofessional MDT clinic on Pottery Road, Dun LaoghaireEasily accessible from the N11/M50Ample parking ✻ Spacious waiting room Contact: 01 2788877 or for enquiries

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Freedom of speech — to a point

With everything that has been going on with you-know-what, we could be forgiven for shrugging when World Press Freedom Day came and passed on 3 May. A minor landmark but perhaps one that should rank a little higher on the list of days dedicated to esoteric topics such as ‘National Popcorn Day’ and ‘National Thesaurus…

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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…

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A talk with … Adam H Stewart

Adam H Stewart is an award-winning director, animator and editor. Born and raised in the Dublin mountains, he is a naturalised US citizen. He got his first break in the film industry when he worked with Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning costume designer Charles Knode on Braveheart. Following this early experience in feature film, Adam studied…

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Managing asthma during pregnancy

Asthma is the most common respiratory disorder complicating pregnancy (affecting up to one-in-eight women), and is associated with a range of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Poorly-controlled asthma may lead to complications for pregnant women, including pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes, and is associated with a higher incidence of Caesarean delivery. Complications for babies may include…

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Getting to grips with over-reliance on reliever medication

The Asthma Society of Ireland has warned of the dangers of over-reliance on reliever medication by using a reliever more than twice a week, according to the Global Initiative for Asthma The Asthma Society of Ireland has released research carried out by hmR Ireland, which looks at the over-reliance on reliever inhaler medication by people…

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