Rural GP shortage: avoiding the abyss
Margaret Hawkins
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 Health
‘Family Carer of the Year Awards’ open for nominations
Family Carers Ireland is recognising the outstanding work that family carers do for their loved ones with dedicated awards, writes Naomi Hamilton-O’Donnell.
28 September 2022 Health
Speaking up and out about the 'silent treatment'
Psychotherapist Claire Lyons Forde explores the concept of ‘the silent marriage’; and how to change the conversation.
Farmers have greatest need of Samaritans' services
Loneliness and isolation have seen an increase in calls from farmers to mental health charity Samaritans.
28 September 2022 News
Thrive: avoiding under-performance pitfalls with autumn grazing
Declan Marren looks at some steps to take to maintain liveweight gain in the run-up to housing, as the last rotation begins on many dairy-beef farms.
28 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Side-stepping waiting lists - surgery abroad
On a waiting list for a hip or knee replacement operation? The cost of surgery can be fully or partly reimbursed if you travel to Northern Ireland or to Europe.
21 September 2022 Health
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
Macra heading to Everest basecamp
Travel is one of Macra's key areas of activity, it's a great way for members to experience new cultures and represent both their local club and the national organisation abroad.
21 September 2022 Community
Hitting the hills in Donegal
With coastal scenery and green countryside, Inishowen Walking Festival makes a welcome return for a second outing this weekend, writes Naomi Hamilton-O'Donnell.
15 September 2022 Health
Dairy Management: clover content and replacement heifers
Now is the time to assess clover contents and put a plan in place for getting more clover established next season.
14 September 2022 Management
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
Health at the Ploughing, from screening to help quitting smoking
Attending the National Ploughing Championships next week? Margaret Hawkins finds out about some of the health-related help that will be there
14 September 2022 Health