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Preparing for the worst

By Paul Mulholland | May 25, 2021 |

Acrippling cyberattack on the health service in the middle of a global pandemic is a nightmare scenario within a nightmare…

When should Ministers stay quiet and let the experts speak?

By Paul Mulholland | May 14, 2021 |

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly came in for some criticism recently when it was revealed that he asked Department…

Immunisation and global solidarity

By Paul Mulholland | May 5, 2021 |

Vaccines have dominated the news agenda recently for obvious reasons. But it can be easy to forget that Covid-19 is…

Public health agreement long overdue, but welcome

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 23, 2021 |

The IMO’s annual general meeting (AGM), held on 17 April, was unlike any other in the Organisation’s history. Instead of…

GPs not to blame for vaccination delays

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 15, 2021 |

Recently, on RTÉ radio’s Liveline, Co Limerick GP Dr Kieran Murphy said he would not be participating in the next…

What do international comparisons of Covid-19 responses tell us?

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 6, 2021 |

HIQA’s recent international review of different ‘lockdown’ strategies contains an important caveat at the end.“Public health measures adopted by countries…

Lack of independent bioethical advice is cause for concern

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 24, 2021 |

Amongst the multitude of challenges the Covid-19 crisis has posed society are issues of serious ethical concern. Early in the…

International travel and the pandemic

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 15, 2021 |

The link between international travel and the second wave of Covid-19 in Ireland has been made plain in new research.…

Will a new model for public health become a reality?

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 3, 2021 |

In our last editorial, the question was posed as to whether the pandemic would result in a better resourced and…

Will the pandemic result in a better resourced health service?

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 22, 2021 |

There is no part of the health service that has not been affected, either directly or indirectly, by Covid-19. In…

Urgent questions about the devastation Covid-19 has caused in nursing homes

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 8, 2021 |

In January alone, 369 nursing home residents died as a result of Covid-19. This brought the overall number of Covid-19-related…

Hope in a dark time

By Paul Mulholland | Jan 25, 2021 |

It is hard to be positive. January is never the easiest month at the best of times. And these are…

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