Category: Health


Gender Impacts of Covid-19

Mary Murphy 14/07/2020

  The C-19 pandemic has tracked existing social and economic fault lines. It thrives and lays bare existing inequalities and has been particularly impactful on those experiencing multiple inequalities, gender, ethnicity, inequality and class.   Behind these inequalities is an ‘underlying condition’ – a gendered political …



Food, health, and climate policy post-COVID-19

Tom Arnold 26/05/2020

As countries emerge from the worst ravages of Covid-19, governments face crucial decisions on balancing the health of citizens with the re-opening of …

The Future of the Irish Healthcare System

Kirsty Doyle 03/05/2020

On the 24 March 2020, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that private hospitals would operate as public during the COVID-19 Emergency. This measure was …

Privatisation, Precarity and Pandemic

Nick O'Neill 28/04/2020

“Minister ‘ashamed’ at waiting list for home help hours”“Body of pensioner lay undiscovered in house”“Home helps to ballot for strike …

Health Budget Fictions

Patrick Kinsella 22/05/2019

The new chief of the HSE has made cost-containment his top priority. Taking office in mid-May, Paul Reid’s first act was to order senior health …

Facing difficult choices: precarious workers' access to healthcare in Ireland

Sinead Pembroke 21/03/2018

Imagine you have an excruciating backache that won’t go away. What if you have a virus that you need a prescription of anti-biotics to cure? Or …

There is no “value for money” in giving away public assets for nothing

Paul Sweeney 23/04/2017

The Minister for Health Simon Harris insists that “his ‘golden share’ in the new €300 million State-funded national maternity hospital means …

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