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Light at the end of the tunnel for consultant agreement?

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 22, 2020 |

The IHCA AGM and annual conference 2020 was full of familiar themes: Restoring pay parity for ‘new-entrant’ consultants; the health…

Will the Government regret not following NPHET’s advice?

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 12, 2020 |

The unified front the country presented in the initial surge of Covid-19 appears now to be well and truly over…

A Winter Plan like no other

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 1, 2020 |

When the HSE’s Winter Plan 2019/20 was published, our editorial at the time asked if the name was appropriate anymore.…

Another blow to public health doctors

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 21, 2020 |

Just as ‘spin’ was synonymous with the Tony Blair-led New Labour administration of the late 1990s/early 2000s, ‘optics’ became associated…

Should Ireland implement a population-based Covid-19 testing programme?

By sa | Sep 9, 2020 |

PAUL MULHOLLAND As winter approaches, the need to develop strategies to combat Covid-19 takes on fresh urgency. The reopening of…

The Covid-19 era of perpetual uncertainty

By Paul Mulholland | Aug 17, 2020 |

At the time of writing, there is a lot of talk about the second Covid-19 wave. At the end of…

MSF rises to challenge of global Covid-19 catastrophe

By Paul Mulholland | Aug 5, 2020 |

In this issue of the Medical Independent, we have published a feature on the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)…

Time to value our healthcare workers

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 14, 2020 |
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It is four months since the then Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stood outside Blair House, Washington DC, and told the nation…

Protecting the vulnerable from Covid-19

By Paul Mulholland | Jun 3, 2020 |
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To date, Ireland has avoided the feared Covid-19 surge. This is, of course, to be welcomed and credit should go…

Mental health fallout from pandemic must be addressed

By Paul Mulholland | May 22, 2020 |
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he Covid-19 pandemic has ramifications for all aspects of society and our daily lives. As lockdown becomes our ‘new normal’,…

The pandemic will not make IR issues go away

By sa | May 13, 2020 |
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It was always going to be the case that the unity which characterised the health service’s and medical community’s reaction…

The needs of non-Covid 19 patients cannot be forgotten

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 30, 2020 |
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Some things are noticeable by their absence. During these early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has not been much…

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