Primary Care Fallout

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The scandals around the Irish health minister are a constantly shifting landscape at present, with recent news including the resignation of Labour's junior health minister, Roisin Shortall. Prior to Shortall's resignation, I had submitted a letter to the Irish Times. Since they declined to publish it, I'm sharing it here: A ...

Twitter / @markmackinnon: At press conference at her …

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Twitter / @markmackinnon: At press conference at her .... At press conference at her house, Aung San Suu Kyi was asked where Burma was as a democracy, on scale of 1-10. "On the way to 1," she said.

Time for an Irish election

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Minister for Health Mary Harney has criticized protestors who throw things at her - today it was eggs, last week paint - as she visits different parts of the country: "'I think it's a great pity that in a democracy people don't use the opportunity to put their perspective forward in ...

Following the Irish election, at home and abroad

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

This is the first Irish election in many years where I have not been following the results from the counting centre. I remember in 1987 heading in to see the last few hours of the Galway-West count, as Michael D. regained his seat in the Dáil. There's something special for ...