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…

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…

Keeping good company

Looking after your business and the performance of your staff can bring breakthroughs in skill development and self-awareness, writes Ultan Molloy Having seen the way…

Joining forces

Ultan Molloy considers the ongoing moves towards consolidation in the Irish pharmacy market The big news this morning, at the time of writing, is that…

Another five weeks

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CREAKING UNDER THE STRAIN OF THE LATEST LOCKDOWN EXTENSION, WRITES ULTAN MOLLOY As I write this, I’m told that we…

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…

‘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…

A month into the lock-in

Ultan Molloy ponders some potential reasons to be cheerful The last lock-in I had was a lot more pleasant than this one, truth be told.…

Chaos and Coronavirus

Ultan Molloy reflects on the realities and the ‘what if’ scenarios for patients and pharmacists as the Covid-19 crisis evolves, with a special nod to…

A serious business?

How fully do our patients and fellow healthcare professionals understand that pharmacy is a serious business, asks Ultan Molloy I have just got a Harvard…

A friend indeed?

Who will be the pharmacist’s friend in Election 2020,asks Ultan Molloy As we settle into February, one can consider those New Year’s resolutions that may…

A vision for the future

Ultan Molloy looks at the factors that will be necessary in 2020 to bring the profession forward and reviews his correspondence with the office of…

The Busy

As the season of ‘the busy’ approaches, Ultan Molloy ponders how pharmacists can resource and support each other and their staff to prepare for the…

A Balancing Act

Maintaining self-care can be challenging against the backdrop of a busy personal and professional  life and the struggle to maintain good mental health, writes Ultan…

The value of something

Ultan Molloy considers the relative value assigned by our modern materialistic society to a person’s existence  ‘High net-worth individuals’ Now, there’s a phrase that I’ve…

What’s Up, Doc?

Ultan Molloy reflects on the Minister’s showing at the IPU Conference, the next generation of pharmacists, and the concept of installing defibrillators in your local…