Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 14 January 2014
Despite the widespread and growing popularity of plastic surgery, it remains the case that no formal registration or qualification is required for a practitioner carrying out derma fillers, breast implants and other cosmetic procedures in this country.
The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons is calling on the government to introduce legislation to fix what they regard as a potentially dangerous anomaly and ensure that all surgeons practicing here have the required training.
Dr Patricia Eadie is President of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons and she joined Sean this morning.
Three years have now past since the Arab Spring deposed a number of dictators across the Middle East, an uprising of people which inspired hope of a democratic future in countries associated for decades with corruption, rough justice or no justice at all.
But that hope has since faded and as we enter a new year, the Middle East remains trapped in a mire of volatility and uncertainty.
Here to take a look at the developments that may be expected in the coming months was Dr Vincent Durac who lectures in Middle Eastern politics at UCD.