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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 introduced to bring an additional 2,000 beds and thousands of healthcare staff into the public system in a bid to prevent our public hospitals from becoming overwhelmed due to increases in cases …



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 …

The Alcohol Industry - A case study of health versus wealth

Nat O'Connor 16/03/2012

Nat O'Connor: The recently completed (Feb 2012) Steering Group Report On a National Substance Misuse Strategy has taken a public health approach to …

Guest post by Dale Tussing: Chinese Health Care - Its Rise and Fall and Current Struggles

07/02/2011

With healthcare one of the items on the General Election agenda, Professor Dale Tussing takes a look at the Chinese experience. It is quite a jump, …

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 …

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