Mary Harney did great harm to Irish health

Posted in Articles by saraburke on January 21, 2011

See here for article on this in today’s Irish Times or below for unedited version.. (more…)

National Recovery Plan difficult for but maybe irrelevant for health

Posted in Blog by saraburke on November 26, 2010

The 4 year National Recovery Plan outlines budget cuts for health totalling €1.4 billion, 6,000 fewer staff in the public health system and patients having to pay more for essential health care. So how painful will it be in the years ahead for the health services? And will the policy aspirations actually happen given the inevitability of a change of government…


Travellers’ lives as short as some in developing countries

Posted in Blog by saraburke on September 4, 2010

On 2 September, Minister Mary Harney launched the first ever All Ireland Traveller Health Study. The minister herself acknowledged that there was ‘no good news’ in terms of Travellers’ life expectancy. (more…)