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Anyway, enough details. Point is that there is no good reason for the Irish health system to be the way it is, unless you consider its use as an instrument of terror by the rich against the poor as a good reason. As with many other aspects of the Irish oligarchy, in so far as […]

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Following on from Graham Linehan’s defence of the NHS - and by extension his attack on the American right and their absolute hatred of not-for-profit health care - here’s the great man himself talking with Channel Four.
(By the way, Twitter is to me what VHS was to my father. Apparently it’s all the rage […]

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Apologies to Red Mum for the delay on this, but there is still time to let you know that if you want to make your outrage at the dropping of the free provision of the cervical cancer vaccine for 12 year olds known, get yourself over to the Spire on O’Connell Street this Saturday at […]

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There is something about the present government and their inability when under pressure that makes satirizing them impossible.
How can you take the piss out of a government that announces this?
At a news conference this morning, the Taoiseach said people who are over 70 will not be automatically entitled to a medical card, but […]

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This article was originally published on Irish Left Review. I’m republishing it here because the points that Dr. Gerry Burke makes are worth repeating and because when our government say that they have no choice but to remove the univeral medical card for the over 70s as a result of our dire finances we can […]

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Yesterday, Padraic Flanagan, while giving testimony to the inquest on the death of his wife, Evelyn, allegedly because of obstetric haemorrhage after the birth of their second child at Castelbar General Hospital last October said:
“What should have been a joyous occasion for us all has turned into the most tragic of our lives with […]

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Good news is at a premium as this year begins - the usual reasons to be cheerful being backed up by a nice world recession approaching on tiptoes. Uncharacteristically for my good self, I’ve managed to come up with 2 pieces of good news without even having to follow that course of medication they prescribed […]

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WorldbyStorm, in a comment on my Right to Travel post yesterday, made a very interesting point.
“Interestingly even Breda O’Brien in the Irish Times was clear that Miss D should not be forced to full term. My own feeling is, and I’d be strongly in agreement with you that there are valid discussions to be had […]

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In Smiffy’s excellent article on the Miss D case he compares Banquo’s Ghost to the abortion issue in Irish politics, a reference to Macbeth and the spectral return of an issue that refuses to die peacefully.
When reading the news this afternoon that the High Court has decided to allow Miss D to travel, it […]

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