May 25, 2016

In defence of Finian McGrath

“Finian’s Rainbow,” one journalist called it. While I was away last week the new junior health minister Finian McGrath made a very simple public statement asking […]
May 24, 2016

Best International Practice

I am just back from my very first holiday cruise and I have observations for all of you smokers out there. The trip took us from […]
May 9, 2016

Deckchairs rearranged

From Martin to Harney and on through the reign of Stubbs Reilly to Varadkar, every incumbent in the Health Minister’s office has consistently sought to make […]
May 1, 2016

The devil really is in the detail

Over two years ago, at a public health hearing in government buildings, the question was posed by the committee as to the costs associated with treating […]