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Dr Pat Harrold

Suffering for their art

By sa | Aug 31, 2017 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

A strange kind of freedom

By sa | Apr 4, 2017 |

GPs are the ‘free spirits’ of medicine and it takes a lot to make them angry — but just don’t tell them what to do, writes Dr Pat Harrold

The price of silence

By sa | Mar 15, 2017 |

Dr Pat Harrold is getting his marching boots ready in anticipation of US President Donald Trump potentially visiting these shores

Wrestling with past glories

By sa | Feb 21, 2017 |

Dr Pat Harrold recounts his father’s first encounter with professional wrestling, an artificial endeavour far from the green fields of his memory, where fair play and good nature prevailed

Lights, camera but no community action

By sa | Jan 25, 2017 |

The future for general practice is high-resolution — too much so, writes Dr Pat Harrold

Musical mystery tour

By sa | Dec 20, 2016 |

There is plenty on Dr Pat Harrold’s Christmas music playlist to evoke memories of happy days and wild nights

Tune in and turn off

By sa | Nov 25, 2016 |

Why don’t Irish people switch off their car engines when it is so bad for their health, asks Dr Pat Harrold

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