Susan O’Keeffe: Missed cancer diagnoses hint at true toll of fight against Covid-19
Stark figures act as a flag for every other medical condition that has been ignored, downplayed, downgraded and sidestepped since the pandemic was declared
A new and unsettling figure emerged from the coronavirus tangle last week: almost 2,000 cancer diagnoses have been missed during the nine months of lockdown. The figure was published by the National Cancer Campaign Programme (NCCP), which declared the finding to be of “significant concern.”
As well it might! Figures for deaths from cancer are stark; it remains Ireland’s biggest killer. One person dies from cancer every hour of every day of every week...
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Colin Murphy: Ireland was abusing its unwed mothers even before there was Church and state collusion
Twentieth-century Ireland was one of the most repressive sexual cultures in the world. Much of that is on the Catholic Church, but not all of it
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Elaine Byrne: We need to stop being afraid to say what really happened to these girls
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