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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…

Vital to stop spread of Covid-19 in the residential care sector

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 21, 2020 |
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ne of the most worrying trends in the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland has been the outbreak of infections in…

When ‘real’ life rivals fiction

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 31, 2020 |
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Speaking recently to the New York Times, Ms Sandra Zampa, Under Secretary of Italy’s Health Ministry, said when Covid-19 first spread…

An outbreak in the information age

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 9, 2020 |
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Perhaps the only thing to match the spread of the new coronavirus, or Covid-19, are news articles and social media…

The crossover between housing and health

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 27, 2020 |
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n our last editorial, we focused on how healthcare was the most important issue for the electorate based on an…

An era-defining general election has put health at the top of the agenda

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 17, 2020 |
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As this editorial is being written the country is still shaking from the ramifications of the general election results, which…

The Sláintecare election

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 3, 2020 |
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Perhaps the defining moment of the Claire Byrne Live health debate on 20 January came at the end of the…

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