Staying In Friday Night?

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New master of the Rotunda Hospital, Professor Fergal Malone

Of course you are.

Gareth Naughton writes:

“In his first major TV interview since taking over as master at one of the nation’s biggest maternity hospitals, Prof Fergal Malone will be joining Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show this Friday to discuss the challenges faced by medics and their patients in an increasingly under pressure health service.”

We’ll hear his views on how the Irish health system is failing women, from those whose cancers may be missed as a result of treatment delays to the pregnant women who must travel abroad if they want to terminate unviable pregnancies, and what can be done to fix it.”

Related: Rotunda master’s comments on abortion criticised (Catherine Shanahan, Irish Examiner)

Yesterday: Climate Of Fear

The Late Late Show

14 thoughts on “Staying In Friday Night?

  1. Dόn Pídgéόní

    From examiner article

    “One Day More spokeswoman Audrey Carroll said it was “very disturbing to hear abortion described as part of a health care system that should be available to families who are told that their babies have an illness that is likely to end their lives shortly after birth”. “The members of our group know the shock and sadness that comes with a serious diagnosis, but also the joy of meeting their babies and spending time with them to make precious memories,” Ms Carroll said.”

    Of course having abortion as an option (which it kinda already is) means they are going to snatch that kid right out of your uterus whether you want to or not.

    Spokeswoman of sh**e more like,

  2. Owen

    Is he going to say anything that most don’t already know? I know that sounds a bit narrow minded, but we know the health system is in poo, and abortion is a continued issue in Ireland.

    This will just be more examples of the same. Will it help? My thought is, no, it won’t. The health minister will still be a clown and government will still use abortion as a pawn to win seats only to shy away from the issue when the time comes.

  3. Randy Ewing

    Super, who needs the celeb laughs of Norton come a friday evening when we can have irish tv gold patronise a doctor during a discussion about abortion !

    1. ivan

      unless he’s going to start lobbing verbal hand grenades all over the shop Friday night, and force the government to try and tackle the Health Service omnishambles for once and for all, (and I think he’d nearly have to start calling people – by name – incompetent), he’d probably do better to stay home and watch Making a Murderer.

      Is Making a Murderer any good, btw?

      1. Randy Ewing

        No , its crap, huff glue and watch Dr Quinn Medicine Woman instead, you’ll see it in a whole new way.

      2. Spaghetti Hoop

        Will check the Tweet machine for any grenades.
        Couldn’t go full LLS on a Friday.

        Plus the Amy documentary (2015, Asif Kapadia) airs on Ch4 Friday at 9pm.
        For anyone that missed it.

        1. Dόn Pídgéόní

          Thanks for the heads up Hoop! Still not sure how i feel about it but will give it a go

          1. bertie blenkinsop

            It’s well worth watching.
            The dad and b/f are not shown up in a very flattering light.

  4. Conor

    Kinda rings a bell about a discussion I heard in the early 80’s. Oh and 1989, and 1994, and 2001. Even as recently as 2013. Baffling how our health service continues to be so incompetent after so many years.

  5. Quint

    Sounds great! A lovely, relaxing way to finish off the misery of the working week! Looking forward to it! Crack open the wine! Who needs Netflix, a good movie or mega-Famous Hollywood stars over on Graham Norton when you’ve got an interview with the new master of a hospital on good ol’ RTE! My licence fee well spent! Bravo!

    1. Kieran NYC

      My, you’re tedious.

      The current affairs stuff is actually what the LLS does decently well. It’s the fluffy entertainment stuff that’s a disaster.

  6. Niallo

    You would think with the countless millions squandered in the hse as a whole, they could spring for a new monitor for him and bin the ancient compaq one, just sayin.

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