As the country braces itself for a wave of industrial action by hospital doctors, the transcripts from Dáil debates held more than a quarter of a century ago make very interesting reading - and show how little things have changed since.
"Astonishing things are expected from non-consultant hospital [junior] doctors: hours of work, hours on call that defy description. People are on call for periods of 80, 90 and 100 hours a week....
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