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Dr Pat Harrold

The lifetime race to retirement

By Dr Pat Harrold | Aug 24, 2021 |
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Unlike other professions, early retirement for doctors is simply a pipe dream First it was the Guards. You were invited…

The lifetime race to retirement

By Dr Pat Harrold | Aug 20, 2021 |
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Unlike other professions, early retirement for doctors is simply a pipe dream First it was the Guards. You were invited…

High time for a change

By Dr Pat Harrold | May 14, 2021 |

Instead of pretending that the present drug policy works, we should take a cool look at a system that has…

Why the Hippocratic oath is a load of nonsense

By Dr Pat Harrold | Apr 6, 2021 |

I’ll be sticking steadfast to the Medical Council ethical guidance in favour of bygone oaths ‘Do you seriously mean to…

Why this doctor dreamed of an electric car

By Dr Pat Harrold | Jan 11, 2021 |

Buying an electric car was my pledge to a brighter, greener, future So I gave in and bought an electric…

Missing out on the beauty of life

By Dr Pat Harrold | Oct 1, 2020 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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…

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