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The health of the 25 % and the nation

July 20th, 2015 · 1 Comment · HSE, Irish Politics, Personal, Social Policy

Wrote most of this recently in hospital on my iPhone where I had the time as nothing else to do but observe the health system at work and participate in it! I am one of the 25% of the population who has neither a medical card nor private health insurance. I don’t believe in private […]

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Making a Ripple

May 4th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Disability, Equality, Personal

I have had numerous periods in my life where I had poor mental health.  Clinical depression, stress, feelings of not being able to cope, pick your euphenism.  It’s not something I have talked about much until I was asked to write something for the Make a Ripple campaign and then forgot to do it. Poor […]

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Ireland Inc. bankrupt not only financially

November 19th, 2010 · 25 Comments · Elections, Irish Politics, Personal, Recession

You have probably seen it already. I’m hoping that it was genuine anger and not thinking about the next election. My reaction and those of thousands of people was ‘at long last’ after a truly terrible week and many terrible weeks to come somebody turned to a Government Minister and said stop the lying, look […]

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Thoughts on a mass conversation

October 31st, 2010 · 8 Comments · Irish Politics, Personal, Recession, Social Policy

Some thoughts on Claiming Our Future. What happened yesterday in the RDS was something new for Ireland, 1000 people around 100 tables talking about Ireland and what the priorities for the future should be. Each table was mixed with representatives from various sectors and facilitators were trained to lead discussions and come to consensus on […]

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On staring

January 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Disability, Personal

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