Investigations

An ongoing national emergency

By sa | Nov 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Paul Mulholland examines what progress has been made in addressing the trolley crisis and implementing the Emergency Department Taskforce Report 2015.

Shining a light on Ireland’s drug habits

By sa | Nov 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catherine Reilly looks at some of the latest trends in drug abuse in Ireland, including growing concerns over abuse of an anti-convulsant prescription drug

Return of the NTPF

By sa | Sep 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the NTPF returns to its original role of purchasing care for public patients in the private sector, Paul Mulholland examines its highs and lows and asks will it provide anything more than a short-term solution to the growing waiting list problem?

Fast food nation

By sa | Aug 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

A national, joined-up approach is required and planning regulations need to be tighter to prevent proliferation of fast-food outlets and inappropriate locating, say health campaigners. Catherine Reilly reports

Jockeying in the race for health

By sa | Aug 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The unique demands of elite horse racing — notably weight-making — can have detrimental effects on jockeys’ physical and mental health. Catherine Reilly reports on reforms being pursued by health and sports science professionals

Probing for answers

By sa | Jul 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recurrent scandals in healthcare indicate that probity infrastructure needs urgent review. Catherine Reilly reports

The WHO, what, where and how

By sa | Jul 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

An unwieldy structure with limited capacity to designate funding priorities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has pledged reform as it navigates a period of uncertainty. Catherine Reilly reports

Creating a clearer picture

By sa | Jun 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) is now almost complete. But the journey has not been without its challenges, with many delays and technical difficulties experienced along the way. Niamh Cahill investigates

Managing the message in Irish healthcare

By sa | Jun 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The public hospital system has acquired layers of separate arrangements for PR/communications provision, with a multitude of PR firms under contract. Catherine Reilly reports

Engaging on clinical ethics

By sa | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clinical ethicists and clinical ethics services have developed in other healthcare systems, but in Ireland have been slow to take hold. Catherine Reilly reports

Heading for Zika zero hour?

By sa | May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

In less than 12 months, Zika has gone from a regional phenomena in Brazil to a global concern. David Lynch talks to experts about the national and international challenges

A Gulf in values on Bahrain?

By sa | May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The issue of medical neutrality in Bahrain continues to spark controversy in Ireland. Catherine Reilly investigates

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