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

A strange kind of freedom

By sa | Apr 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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

Musical mystery tour

By sa | Dec 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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

Opening our eyes

By sa | Nov 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Are doctors in Ireland willing to speak out about the failings of direct provision, asks Dr Pat Harrold

These are the breaks

By sa | Oct 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some medical conditions can be ‘milked’, not least the infamous ‘Chancer’s Fracture’, writes Dr Pat Harrold

The fame game

By sa | Sep 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

While I have huge respect for the art, the craft and the skill of those who ‘make it’, mere reputation leaves me cold, writes Dr Pat Harrold

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