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Elsewhere – an opera about the ‘Monaghan Asylum Soviet’

Michael Gallen’s new production is an extraordinary reminder of an extraordinary time, writes Prof Brendan Kelly Elsewhere, a new opera by Michael Gallen, will premiere at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in November.The opera is loosely based on the history of the ‘Monaghan Asylum Soviet’ that was established at St Davnet’s in 1919. The story…

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Beechwood edge out Dublin Hospitals in five-goal thriller

With the start of the competitive season just around the corner, Dublin Hospitals (DH) welcomed Beechwood to Crumlin for the last of their pre-season friendlies. A win would make it three wins from three and they got off to the best possible start after just five minutes. Ger Cheevers got his first of pre-season after…

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Dublin Hospitals Rock Seaford’s boat and get the win

Dublin Hospitals Rock Seaford’s boat and get the win Dublin Hospitals (DH) travelled southside for their second pre-season friendly taking on Seaford Rock, a team who they have met plenty of times over the past few years, with mixed results. Both squads had changed somewhat since those matches, but it promised to be a good…

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Dublin Hospitals put River Valley to the Swords

Dublin Hospitals (DH) FC made their way across the city to Swords to take on River Valley Rangers in the first of three pre-season friendlies before the upcoming season. Playing under their new name, the first time since switching from Saint Vincent’s Hospital FC, as well as with plenty of new faces in the squad,…

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Mindo Cartoon – 22 July 2021

The roots of medicinal cannabis use

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon In years gone by, the suggestion of using cannabis for medicinal purposes would have raised a lot more eyebrows that it does today. Likewise, CBD has blossomed into an industry in itself, so perhaps it’s apt to now take a look over…

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IBS patients do not have increased mortality risk

Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of some of the most topical research presented at this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting Having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) does not put one at increased risk of premature mortality, the ISG 2021 Summer Meeting heard. The last speaker of the day, Dr Kyle Staller, Gastroenterologist/Neurogastroenterologist Director, Gastrointestinal (GI) Motility Laboratory,…

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Management of pelvic radiation disease

Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of some of the most topical research presented at this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting Pelvic radiation can cause significant gastrointestinal (GI) morbidity in patients who have recovered from gynaecological/urological/colorectal cancers, which can be poorly recognised and treated, but much can be done to help these patients, the ISG 2021 Summer…

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Terroir – the future of whiskey

Thanks to the vision of Groupe Pernod-Ricard back in the 1980s, Irish whiskey was saved from virtual extinction and is now one of the fastest growing drinks sectors in the world. They put Jameson front and centre of their push to make Irish whiskey an international phenomenon rather than a fusty curiosity. And now, whiskey…

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Space and safety in SEAT’s family-friendly Tarraco

I’m writing this feature from the back seat of SEAT’s terrific seven-seat Tarraco FR in a car park overlooking the lightly lapping waves of a calm Dublin bay. Not only is this SUV exceptionally comfortable, it’s also proven large enough to be a more than adequate home office. The Tarraco is a full-size SUV, so…

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