The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra who reconceptualised Mozart, in Dublin recently.

Blog. Des O’Neill is a professor of geriatric medicine and author of Ageing and Caring, a Guide for(...)

Flawed as it may be, the public system has developed formal strategies to anticipate the needs of older people.

The voice on the radio advertisement is warm and reassuring, clearly that of an older person, extolling the virtues of the emergency department of the(...)

Leo Varadkar outside Portlaoise hospital where ceasing 24/7 emergency cover was recommended. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

(...) generations. Des O’Neill is a geriatrician and co- chairman of the Medical and Health Humanities Initiative.

Kevin Molloy, John Walsh and Mai Quaid at the Earn Our Vote launch; they hope older voters’ concerns will be on the agenda. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

(...) move from bar-stool gerontology to a more critical and positive perspective on ageing. Prof Des O’Neill(...)

Carrie Fisher: her portrayal of Princess Leia reflects a victory over her struggles in real life. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

(...) experience with roots in fable and myth. A version of this article appeared as a BMJ Blog. Des O’Neill is a(...)

The Oslo Opera House: home to geriatricians who hosted the 2015 European Union Geriatric Medicine Society congress.

(...) as a BMJ Blog. Des O’Neill is a consultant physician in geriatric and stroke medicine, and a(...)

The WHO report reminds us that that old age is not a synonymous with dependence, either physical or economic. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

(...) longevity dividend. Des O’Neill is a consultant physician in geriatric and stroke medicine and a professor(...)

In this beautifully illustrated new history of an institution known for most of its existence as the King’s and Queen’s College of Physicians in Ireland, Alf McCreary relates how this bastion of king and country went into a Cinderella-like state of suspended animation for four decades after the founding of the State but is now emerging as a potent force in not only Irish and international healthcare but also in preserving a critical aspect of our heritage

(...) an institution that deserves to be better known among the Irish public. Prof Des O’Neill is a(...)

(...) eventualities of our future, including nursing home care. Desmond O’Neill is a consultant physician in(...)

One study showed that those who do not take vacations are more likely to be older and poorer, and did not show the gains in health and wellbeing of those taking a holiday. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) in current employment.   Prof Des O’Neill is a geriatrician at Tallaght hospital and author(...)