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New Partnership between Citizens and the State is Good News for Hard Pressed Parents

Colm O'Doherty 09/06/2022

At a time when the Government is embroiled in a damaging row over the planned move of the National Maternity Hospital its new National Model of Parenting Support Services displays a sincere and welcome commitment to parental wellbeing. The report comes at a critical time for families. It is clear that the two long years of Covid restrictions and …



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 …

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 …

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