Dr Pat Harrold

Letters from the edge

By sa | Feb 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dr Pat Harrold recounts a cautionary tale of a GP driven to madness and despair by endless bureaucracy

Time to clean up our (mental health) Act

By sa | Jan 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dr Pat Harrold contends that it is time to amend the Mental Health Act of 2001 to better cater for addiction patients

An alternative Christmas Carol

By sa | Dec 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dr Pat Harrold presents a Dickensian tale of Irish general practice

From zero to hero

By sa | Nov 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dr Pat Harrold on how people and our perception of them can change over time

Political class-iness

By sa | Oct 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dr Pat Harrold despairs at the Dáil’s TDs, some of whom behave like a classroom of unruly teenagers

Stand in the way of progress

By sa | Sep 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

When our children and grandchildren see the despoiled planet they inherit, they will wonder why we did not stand up and shout ‘stop’, writes Dr Pat Harrold

Suffering for their art

By sa | Aug 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dr Pat Harrold reminisces about the trials and tribulations of the musicians, poets and writers of his youth

Tuning in to the rhythm of life

By sa | Aug 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dr Pat Harrold on the familiar sounds that signal the dawns and departures of our lives

GPs: Sitting ducks in the heat of the moment

By sa | Jul 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The retreat into defensive medicine hastens in the face of volatile patients, when GPs often feel scared and alone, writes Dr Pat Harrold

A doctor’s lot — one island but different worlds

By sa | Jun 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

As he examines differences in general practice across this island, Dr Pat Harrold wonders what would happen if the NHS and HSE amalgamated

Time to change the record, Christy

By sa | May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is much to admire about Christy Moore, but his repertoire on the Troubles and the nature of Irishness leaves Dr Pat Harrold cold

Rural Ireland is finally finding its voice

By sa | Apr 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dr Pat Harrold rejects the narrow vision of rural life exalted by some loud-mouth politicians

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