Health insurance plans for around 400,000 people fall due for renewal in January. But with the cost of health insurance on a seemingly never ending upward spiral, what can we expect of the market in 2013? We talk to Dr. Brian Turner, health economist in UCC and by Dermot Goode from the healthcare division of Cornmarket Financial Services.
The war in Syria and the subsequent migrant crisis prompted Ireland to offer shelter to 4,000 people here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme two years ago. John Cooke revisits residents of Ballaghaderreen's Emergency Reception Centre .