Category: Health


Fine Gael health proposals

Tom O'Connor 07/07/2010

Tom O'Connor: The Fine Gael political party has recently launched a comprehensive set of proposals aimed at creating a fair health system in Ireland …

Another take on healthcare

18/03/2010

"There is a startling commonality between the root causes and defects of the ongoing banking crisis and those that continue to gain momentum within …

Tallaght Hospital controversy: An apposite quote

An tSaoi 14/03/2010

An Saoi: I recently came across the following comment from an interview with Dr. Giovanni Berlinguer, professor of Social Medicine and younger …

Is recession bad for your health?

19/01/2010

Over on Irish Economy, Brendan Walsh links to this report from The Lancet.

Privatisation costs

24/11/2009

"Privatising healthcare is a costly business. Increasing privatisation in Ireland has coincided with an increase in health spending of, on average, …

'There is a better way than cuts'

Slí Eile 05/11/2009

Slí Eile: In the interest of balance and with due regard for many economists, it is necessary to point out that not all economists believe that we …

Sara Burke on McCarthy cuts ... and some alternatives

03/08/2009

Health policy analyst Sara Burke - who's post for PE on the health cuts proposed in the Bord Snip Nua report is available here - has an excellent …

An Bord Snip - An attack on the health of the nation

Sara Burke 17/07/2009

Sara Burke: The Bord Snip Nua report has the potential to undermine the health of the Irish people and specifically those who already have the …

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