Quality of outcome, not access, is all that matters in healthcare
Public versus private is the wrong focus: better treatment options and patient outcomes should be our aim
We finally have a new government and a new Minister for Health. But can we look forward to any fresh thinking, or will we continue to witness the same old same old when it comes to our health service?
A focused review of our Covid-19 crisis response might provide some clues as to how we should plan for the near future. In its time of deepest crisis, rather than ramping up its own services, the...
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Susan O'Keeffe: This week showed the absolute need for lobbying when it serves the public interest
The best lobbying is upfront, sometimes naïve, always passionate and rooted in an injustice, as opposed to the type performed by David Cameron in defence of 'his' bank
Nadine O’Regan: The Gates announce divorce and we’re utterly gobsmacked
They’re not like other fabulously wealthy couples: Billy is nerdy, Melinda is prim and they both more or less run the world together while aglow in their reputation for philanthropy. So we found ourselves scrabbling to figure out why they say they can no longer ‘grow together as a couple’
Emer McLysaght: My pandemic purchases, part 786,423: roller skates
Were you, in childhood, a skating prodigy with the glittering grace and astonishing speed of a shooting star? Turns out, me neither
Emer McLysaght: Getting down and dirty with outdoor living
It’s all great outdoors until the ground gets too hard, the bins start overflowing and the loos are nowhere to be found