Are your clinics turning into a three-ring circus? Then you might find some comic relief in reading about the mayhem that ensued when the fictional Professor Preobrazhensky transplanted a pair of human testicles and a pituitary gland into a stray dog. The dog was...read more
Christmas is a time for all the family, a time of hope and good cheer. Which is why my choices for wines around Yuletide put the emphasis on fun, approachable and crowd-pleasing varieties. As a rule I favour softer, fruitier wines with perhaps a touch of spice. For...read more
The group reported results for the fourth quarter of 2016 recently that were better than some analysts had predicted It is proving to be a long wait for investors in AstraZeneca, the bio-pharma group originally set up by 400 Swedish doctors and pharmacists, which is...read more
The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (‘the Act’), was enacted in December 2015 but most of its provisions have not yet, one year later, come into force. Once in force, the Act will repeal the Lunacy Regulations (Ireland) Act, 1871 and will have...read more
Electric cars are a bit like a new drug. They appear to offer solutions for ailments but few people have taken them up because of perceived, as opposed to real, side-effects. Take Nissan’s LEAF. It is far and away the biggest-selling electric family car on the Irish...read more
I’d love it if the psychologists among you could explain to me how and why we have become so besotted - there is no other word for it - with crossovers and SUVs. Why is it that we now feel it is essential to have a car that is taller, more angular and muscular than a...read more
In the first of a new series on the right way to hire staff, employment expert Conor Hannaway looks at the importance of titles within an organisation One of the country’s better-known healthcare organisations recently recruited a personnel manager. Instead of calling...
Property Tax bills are dropping on the doormats of many home-owners across the country these days and it is important to know whether you are entitled to an exemption from paying this unpopular tax. Despite all the political furore and heat about Water Charges,...read more