Mark Murphy

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A retired boxer walks into an osteopath’s clinic with persistent sinus infection and a repeat prescription for seemingly ineffective antibiotics. Afte(...)

Evie Nevin, Founder of Disabled People Together for Yes and Suzy Byrne, disability rights activist. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution discriminates against women with disabilities and those with mobility issues for whom travel for abortion is (...)

Dr Rhona Mahony  has said the Eighth Amendment creates unacceptable clinical risk for women and children. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Eighth Amendment creates unacceptable clinical risk to women and children in this country, the master of the National Maternity Hospital has said.(...)

‘We spend €700 million on high tech drugs. We spend €1.4 billion on all other pharmaceutical products. It’s astronomical’

The “politicisation” of some very expensive drugs which may or may not work, has “led directly” to cuts in valuable community services, the Irish Coll(...)

Toxic work environments not only affect physicians, but nursing staff and other healthcare professionals, with implications for public health

Recent evidence documents the growing problem of physician burnout in Ireland, affecting many doctors and thus, indirectly, their patients. What is b(...)

Willis Earl Beal at the Sugar Club, Dublin.

Mark Murphy would previously describe the Sugar Club on Dublin’s Leeson Street as his “spiritual home”, so it came as little surprise when he started (...)

Irish band Jiggy’s music video, featuring dance clips from around the world,  has been watched more than 11 million times since it was posted on social media last week

A music video by the Irish band Jiggy has been watched more than 11 million times since it was posted on the band’s Facebook page last week. In the vi(...)

“Young men and women often present to their GP with a serious healthcare problem caused by alcohol, unaware that their intake of alcohol was the reason for the problem,” says Dr Mark Murphy of the Irish College of General Practitioners. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

A controversial alcohol Bill which will introduce minimum unit pricing and curtains over drinks displays in shops could return to the Seanad for deba(...)

Transplant recipient Paul Prendergast, with his wife, Rose, at their home in Santry, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Barry Shiel was a teenager, he was watching television with his mother when an organ donation ad came on. He expressed an interest in being a don(...)

  Maria and David Flynn of Ballymakenny Heritage Potatoes, near Termonfekin, who grow unusual violet and red potatoes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

If you have been eating in smart restaurants in the past few weeks, or getting your food fix by scrolling through the Instagram and Twitter accounts o(...)

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