New Events

International

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link Armenia’s Military Mutinies Against th... Sat Feb 27, 2021 19:50 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Merkel: “Digital Vaccination Certifica... Sat Feb 27, 2021 17:15 | Samuel Osborne

offsite link ‘No One Cares if We Die’: Ex-Syrian ... Sat Feb 27, 2021 16:51 | Lindsey Snell

offsite link Teachers Unions Say Schools Cannot Reope... Sat Feb 27, 2021 14:34 | The Babylon Bee

offsite link All Risk, No Reward: The Perils and Absu... Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:33 | Danny Sjursen (US Army may., ret.)

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Putin, crusaders and barbarians Sat Feb 27, 2021 17:17 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar and first posted at Asia Times Moscow is painfully aware that the US/NATO ?strategy? of containment of Russia is already reaching fever pitch. Again. This past Wednesday,

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/02/27 ? Open Thread Sat Feb 27, 2021 04:00 | Herb Swanson
2021/02/27 04:00:07Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Biden Diversity Strikes Syria (Paul Joseph Watson) Fri Feb 26, 2021 23:35 | The Saker

offsite link Open note to those who voted for the Dems Fri Feb 26, 2021 23:14 | The Saker
It sure did not take Biden very long to, as the US politicians like to say, “send a message” by illegally attacking a sovereign nation and murdering 17 people. If

offsite link Biden Administration Launched Its First Strikes On Iranian-backed Groups In Syria And Iraq Fri Feb 26, 2021 18:04 | amarynth
? South Front After nearly two months of daily attacks against United States convoys and positions in Iraq, on February 25th Washington carried out airstrikes in response. US Secretary of

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Reflections on Ireland’s Ailing National Health Service.

category international | health / disability issues | opinion/analysis author Wednesday December 09, 2020 22:04author by Joe Terry Report this post to the editors

Ireland’s health care languishes in the doldrums.

Reflections on Ireland’s Ailing National Health Service.

On the removal of Tony O’Brien, forced to step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Health Service Executive resulting from the Cervical Check scandal, a perception of high hopes prevailed that his successor would cure the administrative ills of the national health service. That aspiration has come to nothing. Instead, O’Brien’s successor is busying his time making ever-changing conflicting Corvid 19 medical statements outside of his remit. Has this administrator, in the eyes of many a costly “messenger-boy”, any qualifications to make medical pronouncements? No evidence shows that he, swaddled among over two thousand employees earning in excess of a hundred thousand euros per annum, has made the HSE organisation more efficient. Nor, has public health care improved, or indeed the working conditions of doctors and nurses made any better.

Since his tenure commenced, at least three more executives on salaries of two hundred and fifty thousand euros per annum have joined the club. There is no indication of the public getting better value for the tax they pay to sustain the service. Should the incumbent Director-General of the HSE be removed from the position he holds? Should the HSE be disbanded and the administration of the country’s health care revert to the autonomous and locally accountable regional health boards in existence before the establishment of the HSE by Micheál Martin when he was the Minister for Health. MainStream Media, aka establishment media, play the role of HSE propaganda propagation, as well as the state broadcaster fronted by exorbitantly-paid presenters (propagandists). The orchestrated media spin includes bombardment by photographs of health service “celebrities”. The public, knowing what those look like, and not in any way interested, are paying for the photo-op charade.

Meanwhile, Ireland’s health care languishes in the doldrums.

Joe Terry
Blarney

© 2001-2021 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy