Gabriel Scally

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The Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated what could be achieved with universal healthcare as all patients were treated in hospital on an equal footing. Photograph: iStock

Medics frustrated by the pace of reform and negotiations over Sláintecare contract

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Paul Givan and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during  a visit to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast to meet health workers last week. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Perhaps the most alarming aspect of the healthcare crisis in Northern Ireland – exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic – is the erratic and sometimes(...)

Primary schoolchildren will not be required to wear face masks despite calls from some health experts to do so in light of rising Covid-19 case numbers. Photograph: iStock

Primary schoolchildren will not be required to wear face masks despite calls from some health experts to do so in light of rising Covid-19 case number(...)

According to recent studies, long Covid affects 10 to 15 per cent of people who test positive for the virus. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s health service is not sufficiently equipped to treat long Covid patients, a public health expert has said. Staffing issues and a lack of ca(...)

Prof O’Neill said that despite the cases in the UK, the “trend is good” and that younger people who may be infected are less vulnerable to severe disease caused by the Indian variant. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The summer reopening plan is a “work in progress” and should be delayed if the Indian variant causes more severe illness in the UK, immunology profess(...)

New Ireland: Jimmy Nesbitt, Fergal Keane, Síona Cahill (top row), Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, Adrian Dunbar and Hazel Chu

Politicians, civic leaders and public figures imagine the Ireland they would like to see in the next 100 years The year 2021 is the centena(...)

Philip Boucher-Hayes: always knowledgeable but sometimes a victim of his natural confidence

Teachers may disagree, but Philip Boucher-Hayes is surely right when he says Monday’s full reopening of schools will prompt a “collective sigh of reli(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally was appointed to carry out a scoping enquiry into the CervicalCheck screening programme. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Dr Gabriel Scally has said he has not personally been paid any fees for his work leading the inquiry into the CervicalCheck scandal. It had been repo(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has called for compulsory masks for  third to sixth class pupils. Photograph: Andy Buchanan / AFP

Face masks are unlikely to be made mandatory for hundreds of thousands of primary students, but children under 13 years old should not be discouraged (...)

Banks of the Grand Canal at Portobello: The Government last week raised concerns in its plan for the next phase of the pandemic about public fatigue with lockdowns. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

If the push/pull of lockdowns and reopenings dominated the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, vaccines and variants will preoccupy the public and(...)

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