Chris Luke

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Senior consultant anticipates ‘things will deteriorate further’ due to crippling effect of Covid-19 on the health service

The crippling effect of Covid-19 on the health service has been likened by a senior consultant to planes crashing into every hospital in the country. (...)

Dr Chris Luke, the emergency physician who became known for his  media warnings on issues such as overcrowding in emergency departments, has written a memoir called A Life in Trauma. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

He spent his early years in an orphanage, never knew his father, and saw his life and brilliant career almost unravel in a ‘devastating’ online sto(...)

Hundreds of students congregated at Galway’s Spanish Arch this week. Photograph: Photograph: Cllr Eddie Hoare via Twitter

Authorities should look at organising mini-beer festivals on university campuses while at the same time controlling off-licence sales as a means of co(...)

Normal People: Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element Pictures/RTÉ

With all that’s going on in the world, it’s hard to begrudge people a bit of harmless nostalgia. Sure enough, it’s Throwback Thursday on Liveline (RTÉ(...)

The Garda Public Order Unit go through Temple Bar as pubs in that area of Dublin close in ‘interest of public health’ on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Medics have reacted with alarm at images of people gathering in packed Dublin pubs and flouting the Government’s “social distancing” guidelines introd(...)

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition triggered when infection in the bloodstream overwhelms the body’s immune system.  Photograph: iStock

A breakthrough in rapid testing for sepsis has been given a lukewarm welcome by Irish doctors who believe it will take time to fully measure its poten(...)

Staff in emergency rooms see fraudulent cases every week, says Dr Chris Luke. Photograph: Alan Betson

Emergency medicine expert Dr Chris Luke claims that staff in emergency departments in Ireland see between one and six fraudulent accident claimants ev(...)

“Even giving extra goodwill at Christmas means that the doctors and nurses involved are even more rostered and burnt out – it’s not a viable solution.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s calls for nurses and hospital consultants not to take holidays in January will “go down like a lead balloon” with already ove(...)

It is illegal to possess or operate fireworks without a permit. Photograph: Alan Betson

Firework displays should be left to professionals and if that is not possible should only be handled by sensible and sober adults but never children, (...)

The crystal meth seized in Cork. Photograph: Revenue

Gardaí have arrested a man following the seizure of a quantity of crystal methamphetamine in Cork city. The 48-year-old Irish man was arrested by gar(...)

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