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’…

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,…

Plan for the worst?

What could a canoe trip down the zambezi river and the high tech hub possibly have in common? Fintan Moore explains Years ago when I…

A Pointed argument

While pharmacists should be vaccinating for Covid-19, the strain on resources shouldn’t be underestimated, writes Fintan Moore Like many of you, I recently downloaded the…

State of the Union

Because of human nature, being at the head of the IPU is something akin to coaching the Irish rugby team, writes Fintan Moore It often…

Pack Animals

FINTAN MOORE TAKES AN IMAGINARY TRIP INTO THE BOARDROOM WHERE PACKAGING DESIGNS ARE APPROVED I would like you to picture the following scene — it’s…

A New Improved Year?

Fintan Moore observes that while 2020 was a year to be forgotten, it also spawned advances and accelerated change It’s safe to say that most…

Go Forth and Multiply

Fintan Moore considers work-life balance, happiness (or lack thereof) in the pharmacy, and mechanical sloth scanners There are different reasons why people choose to own…

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…