Gabriel Scally

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A banner supporting the NHS on display in south Belfast. Restrictions put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus have been supported overwhelmingly across the whole of Ireland. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

It has been an enormously difficult few weeks, the like of which few of us have ever experienced. But another major challenge awaits us in our struggl(...)

Covid-19 testing and contact tracing needs to be much better to control infection rates. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson

Each day more stories emerge of people concerned over delays in coronavirus testing. One man who spoke to The Irish Times this week had been trying t(...)

At the joint briefings they share, Michelle O’Neill has complained – to frowns and head-shaking from Arlene Foster – about the pace of schools closure, scarce testing and businesses producing inessential goods remaining open. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

Public health specialist Dr Gabriel Scally called yesterday for the Covid-19 response to be harmonised across the border. With strong credentials in b(...)

An empty Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Intensive care units are under significant pressure with more than 130 patients being treated at the moment, the president of the Intensive Care Socie(...)

A woman wearing a mask at a bus stop in Dublin which displays a message “Thank you to all of Ireland’s retail workers.” Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Extra checks on citizens returning to Ireland from abroad are under consideration by senior officials in the Department of Health to deal with the cor(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, president of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, has said it was deeply disturbing that the British government was “flying blind” and embarking on “a foolish experiment” in its approach to coronavirus.

Dr Gabriel Scally, president of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, has said it was deeply disturbing that the (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast on Monday night. Photograph:  PA

Northern Ireland is escalating its response to the coronavirus emergency in light of British prime minister Boris Johnson’s call for “drastic action” (...)

Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays at 10am.

For a quarter of an hour, Sean O’Rourke has been quizzing his guest about the coronavirus crisis, and now, finally, he asks the really important quest(...)

Mark Molloy, who has stepped down from the HSE board after only seven months, has with his wife Róisín campaigned for greater accountability in the health service for many years. Photograph: Eric Luke

Patients are the reason the health service exists, so the resignation of a patient advocate from the board of the Health Service Executive (HSE) is an(...)

Patient advocate Mark Molloy, pictured with his wife Roisin, said he feels ‘let down’ by Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the under-funding of the national maternity strategy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of two patient advocates on the board of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has resigned after only six months in protest at the “tokenistic” trea(...)

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