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The Editor’s Corner

Only a few weeks ago saw Ireland basking in one of its hottest summers ever with temperatures soaring to 33 degrees in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on July 17th., an event that Met Eireann informed us had not occurred since 1887. […]

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The Editor’s Corner

To the proverbial visitor from Mars it might come as something of a shock as to why we in Ireland cannot establish a health service fit for purpose. Indeed that question has been puzzling many of us who live here […]

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The Editor’s Corner

Ok, hopefully we have come to the end of this pandemic, but when we look back and examine the response to it there are some worrying signs. According to a Healthy Ireland Survey brought out at the end of 2021, […]

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The Editor’s Corner

Sitting here with a very hot and delicious coffee, the aroma and taste brings me back (Proustian style) to Christmases long ago. And it got me wondering how the festive season has changed over the decades. Before the era of […]

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The Editor’s Corner

Undoubtedly the most pressing social issue facing us here in Ireland in the 21st century is housing. It is simply unacceptable that house prices are beyond the reach of even moderately affluent people, and that rents are allowed to escalate […]

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The Editor’s Corner

We have all been enjoying the spell of fabulous weather that graced these shores in the summer just past. It was delightful to see people, so long confined to barracks, as it were, out and about again enjoying an ice […]

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The Editor’s Corner

We all breathed a sigh of relief this year when April arrived. At last the first shoots of recovery and a return to living outside a straitjacket appeared on the horizon. However, the road map out is still hazy. We […]

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The Editors Corner February March 2021

Eoin Meegan With restrictions set to remain in place until March 5th at the earliest, many people are really beginning to feel the strain of this third lockdown. There’s just something about long dark evenings that makes days seem longer […]

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Editor’s Corner

December 2020 January 2021 So this is Christmas. And we are together at last. I think everyone will rejoice that we can meet loved ones and be with family again. We rejoice too that travel restrictions are lifted for the […]

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Editorial Observations

Eoin Meegan With the threat of Covid-19, the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit, and an uncertain economic future the issue of housing in this country was never more pressing. As a society we need housing that not only provides safety, […]

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