Monthly Archives: April 2016

Why Supporting the Junior Doctors’ Strike Is Crucial to Saving the NHS

For months, Conservative health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been locked in a bitter dispute with the British Medical Association (BMA) over his plan to impose a new contract for NHS junior doctors in England. The BMA is a medical trade union that represents the national body of junior doctors, the overwhelming majority of whom deem the terms […]

Irish Northerners and Southerners

My mother is from Connacht; it’s in the west of Ireland, but we from the north generally call that “down south”. My father is from Tyrone, which is north of the Irish border. I myself grew up along the Donegal-Derry stretch of the border, where the Laggan district meets Inishowen. I lived, was schooled and socialised between Derry city and […]