Blog Posts by Fergal Bowers

A prescription for change?

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In July, Leo Varadkar was appointed as Minister for Health and spent much of the time since reading into the weighty portfolio. But he has not been quiet and keeping in character, landed himself in hot water recently over some … Continue reading

Coping with Loss

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        The death of the much-loved actor Robin Williams by apparent suicide will be a source a great sadness to many in Ireland and around the world. It may also affect those currently suffering from depression here, … Continue reading

Leo Varadkar’s medicine

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 By RTÉ Health Correspondent Fergal Bowers When Minister Leo Varadkar heads off to walk the Camino in Spain next month, he will have time to ponder the challenges he faces in the new health portfolio over the coming 18 months … Continue reading

Staffing issues to dominate INMO conference

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Kilkenny is the location for the three-day annual delegate conference of the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation this week. It’s the INMO’s 95th conference. The union has over 40,000 members and around 360 delegates will be at this meeting, representing … Continue reading

Free under-six care set to dominate IMO conference

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Doctors gather in conference this week to debate the bitter row with Government over free GP care for children under six, delays filling consultant posts and the impact of successive cuts to the health budget. The Irish Medical Organisation also … Continue reading