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Rural healthcare: Where to from here?
Margaret Hawkins
In the fourth week of our 2022 snapshot series of rural GP shortages, Margaret Hawkins gets a response to last week’s suggested solutions from the Minister for Health and outgoing HSE CEO Paul Reid.
28 September 2022 Health
Rural GP shortage: avoiding the abyss
Continuing our series on rural GP shortage, Margaret Hawkins talks to doctors’ organisations representatives about their ‘shopping list’ of solutions to ensure equal medical care for rural people.
28 September 2022 Features
Launch of first Rural Safety Plan
A property marking scheme and new Garda app to register personal items are among the initiatives in the first Rural Safety Plan, launched at last week’s Ploughing Championships.
Rural healthcare: doctors under pressure
This week Margaret Hawkins looks at what has caused access to GPs to become a problem, especially in rural Ireland.
21 September 2022 Health
Investigation Part 1: Doctor shortage causing strife
In the first part of our four-week rural healthcare series, Margaret Hawkins looks at patients’ struggles to access GP care.
14 September 2022 Health
Empowering local women to engage in local politics
The See Her Elected (SHE) project aims to address the gender imbalance in local politics in rural Ireland. Gary McLaughlin caught up with SHE’s Dr Michelle Maher and Mairead O’Shea to find out more.
24 August 2022
Tánaiste: 'I think we can all get behind a plan'
According to the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, “uncertainty is often the worst thing in life, because uncertainty breeds anxiety”. He spoke with Amii McKeever.
27 July 2022 Features
Farming and food meets art and community at The Barna Way
At The Barna Way in Co Kerry, Lisa Fingleton and Rena Blake are creating a special sanctuary where their love of nature meets their commitment to community and art, writes Maria Moynihan.
22 June 2022 Features
Hurling on centre stage at Clonmel Junction Festival
Cathal Ryan talks to Anne O’Donoghue about his new play Pucked, which celebrates the GAA while also exploring toxic masculinity in sport.
22 June 2022 Living Life