a dangerous gamble

By the time you are reading this, we will be well into our second lockdown. Among others more qualified to comment on such matters, I…

Fronting Up

With a new lockdown now in place, Fintan Moore considers how ‘battle fatigue’ is setting in for a lot of people So we’re now seven…

The Game of the Name

In the world of pharmacy, there are some phenomena that have no convenient name. Inspired by Douglas Adams, Fintan Moore tries to remedy that situation…

Opium of the People

A certain drug stands out in a recent report on the medicines used and abused in Northern Ireland, writes Terry Maguire Publication of the Statistics…

Coming to you in Calibri

Ultan Molloy explores the value of innovation, in fonts and in pharmacy Colm O’Donnell from Sligo plays both flute and fiddle, and he reckons that…

A pointed question

Fintan Moore explains why he didn’t previously participate in the flu vaccination scheme and why that may now change While I think the introduction of…

Thar an gcuntar as Gaeilge

Dé Domhnaigh seo caite, léigh mé alt suimiúil bunaithe ar an nanaitheicneolaíocht agus a hacmhainneacht sa troid in aghaidh SARS-CoV-2.  An Saotharlann NEIDL in Ollscoil…

No laughing matter

Dr Des Corrigan on the increasing abuse of laughing gas A recent RTÉ news item showed volunteers cleaning-up rivers in Dublin, including one in Tallaght, where…

‘Entitlement’

Ultan Molloy does some soul-searching and asks the question, what exactly are we ‘entitled’ to in life? This is a word that has come to…

Never waste a crisis

There’s a certain type of person who takes advantage of the Covid-19 crisis, writes Terry Maguire “The good lack all conviction and the worst are…

Retail revolution

The pandemic may present an opportunity for retailers to take the politicians to task, writes Fintan Moore The attitude of official Ireland to retailers seems…