Henry Marsh

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Members of the Madrigallery Chamber Choir rehearsing ahead of the premiere of a commissioned choral works, Hospital Voices, in the chapel at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Thursday, December 6th.  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Ireland’s longest running arts and health organisation, the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) celebrates 25 years with the premiere of a commissione(...)

Dr Sam Guglani has a masters in creative writing from Oxford and writes a regular column on the medical world in the Lancet.

Those in the medical profession are long used to giving testimony – to colleagues, to patients as they explain diagnoses, even sometimes in court. Dr (...)

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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

Henry Marsh: ‘I’m very good at talking people into letting me open their head up when they’re awake.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Henry Marsh is signing a copy of his book for me. Later, I’ll discover that his handwriting is a sequence of beautiful black ink flourishes, closer to(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has found his footing in this administration; Richard Bruton has gone about his work quietly while Michael Noonan has numbers to crunch ahead of the budget. But Shane Ross has failed to shine. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny He has survived and that counts for something. Yet it has come at a huge cost. Fine Gael had a terrible election, heavily losin(...)

Henry Marsh and Igor Kurilets: ‘I liked Kurilets immediately  . . . he was the only doctor I met on my first visit who seemed able to admit openly that the medical situation in Ukraine – at least in neurosurgery – was dire. The Soviet Union had excelled at producing guns and rockets but failed miserably at producing decent healthcare,’ says Marsh.

There is borsch and then there is Ukrainian borsch – but the borsch I had just been served was something else. It was Yelena’s borsch. I was sitting i(...)

Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh first travelled to Ukraine in 1992.

I felt relieved leaving the Soviet-style lobby of my hotel on Kyiv’s main thoroughfare, Kreschchatyk. Not that the service had been particularly bad o(...)