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Dr Pat Harrold

Missing out on the beauty of life

By Dr Pat Harrold | Oct 1, 2020 |

I was made for the lockdown, if I had been locked down, that is How was the summer for you?…

When chickens come home to roost

By Dr Pat Harrold | May 13, 2020 |

The pandemic has led to thoughts on how we treat our poultry When I saw the local paper open on…

‘Them and us’ and the parish-pump politicians

By Dr Pat Harrold | Feb 17, 2020 |

The so-called urban/rural divide is nothing but fodder for populist politicians I am not sure if the term ‘Rural Ireland’…

A Christmas visitation

By Dr Pat Harrold | Dec 17, 2019 |

A doctor never forgets their ‘long case’ “You had better go before the roads get too bad. It’s a dirty…

Closing the (Face)book on social media

By Dr Pat Harrold | Nov 1, 2019 |

Facebook’s dopamine hit soon fades and you are just left feeling jaded I got off Facebook in the end. It…

When to take the show off the road

By Dr Pat Harrold | Oct 1, 2019 |

Telling people they are no longer fit to drive is a test in itself “You can put me down for…

No country for young women of the ’80s

By Dr Pat Harrold | Jul 17, 2019 |

The tale of Majella Moynihan is yet another example of a dysfunctional society Majella Moynihan was a young Garda who…

The great marijuana debate

By Dr Pat Harrold | Jul 2, 2019 |

Everyone has their own opinion on whether marijuana should be legalised “There’s some fierce bad ganja about these days Dr…

A chemical addiction which is putting the world in trouble

By sa | May 14, 2019 |

Dr Pat Harrold deplores the casual use of garden sprays and chemicals, given the danger they pose to ourselves and…

The inevitability of saying goodbye

By Dr Pat Harrold | Apr 3, 2019 |

Dr Pat Harrold writes that a doctor’s life is full of dawns and departures There comes the time when a…

Optimism, pessimism and realism for 2019

By sa | Jan 7, 2019 |

Dr Pat Harrold notes down his hopes and fears for the year ahead

Life pours its ordinary plenty during Advent

By sa | Dec 4, 2018 |

Dr Pat Harrold reflects on the modest and quiet pleasures of an unheralded time of the year

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