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…

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…

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…

Union dues

The Covid-19 crisis has taught us how co-operation can bring about rapid changes, writes Fintan Moore There is an old Chinese curse that says: ‘May…

Never mind the ballots

Was the fee cut reversal made with one eye on the General Election, wonders Fintan Moore At the tail end of 2019, we collectively dodged…

Time to Get Smart

As a profession, are pharmacists dim-witted or do we just do a good impression of stupid people when it comes to pricing, asks Fintan Moore…

Pharmacy Lives Matter

The madness of light sentencing for those who repeatedly rob pharmacists and threaten their staff must end now, writes Fintan Moore In my March 2018…

Exotic Lawyers

When it comes to representation as a profession, pharmacy will be best served by a focus on unity rather than discord, writes Fintan Moore The…

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

How we behave as pharmacists — towards all patients, regardless of their social status — forms a small brick in the wall of social cohesion,…

Closing time?

Fintan Moore reflects on 20 years of trials and tribulations and the importance of not letting your pharmacy ‘own’ you Running your own pharmacy is…

Licensed to Pill

Fintan Moore analyses the common mantra that ‘the patient comes first’ and whether that rings true when it emanates from healthcare authorities The one consistent…

Swings & Roundabouts

The Maria Bailey injury claim debacle makes Fintan Moore reflect on Ireland’s claims culture and its relevance for pharmacists  There’s been a lot of public…