Will it ever end?

Lockdowns, social restrictions and vaccinations have not solved covid and customers are asking questions that can’t be answered, writes Ultan Molloy. As I write this,…

Ladies who lift

Fintan Moore puts hid reporter’s cap on and examines what attributes to become a successful career shoplifter People often worry nowadays that with the increased…

Common ground

Ultan Molloy says goodbye to Facebook and reflects on the need to find common ground in relationships and cultures I was struggling to come up…

Science under threat

Science is seldom ever black and white and this is particularly true of the Blizzard of information around Covid-19, writes Terry Maguire. Back in October,…

Crisis-to-Crisis

Fintan Moore offers some practical suggestions on how to improve the GMS scheme and easte the pressure on primary care I recently came across something…

Be of good cheer…

What a year. Of course, we were saying exactly the same thing in December 2020, but here we are again.But there are ‘reasons to be…

Crisis-to-Crisis

FINTAN MOORE OFFERS SOME PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TOIMPROVE THE GMS SCHEME AND EASE THE PRESSURE ON PRIMARY CARE I recently came across something I…

A Tale of Two Pharmacists

Terry Maguire considers the potential historical significance of Pharmacist Matthew McDonald to Irish pharmacy politics. It was the best of times, it was the worst…

‘We did nothing wrong’

Terry Maguire tries to establish where the blame lies for America’s devastating opioid epidemic With focus on Covid-19, the US opioid pandemic has largely been…

Hell is other people

Fintan Moore notes the impact of negative encounters in the pharmacy, but he tries to be philosophical about it… The phrase ‘Hell is other people’…

Confidence tricksters?

The person who presents at the interview as super-confident and competent may not in fact be the right one for the job, writes Ultan Molloy…

‘Not Happy!’

Terry Maguire recalls a text message-based explosion of frustration from an exhausted pharmacy sector. But was it merited? On the evening of the first Friday…

Surprise!

Ultan Molloy tries to take the positives from having the 18-to-34 vaccination age group sprung on him What a surprise we got a few weeks…

Days of Our Lives

Fintan Moore weighs-up the pros and cons of being a pharmacist compared to a life in other professions It’s a natural thing among all people…

Vaccination Nation

Fintan Moore ponders the ‘Expression of interest’ form and the myriad of potential responses to its questions After being a bit slow to get going,…