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Monday, 29 April 2013

Poem In Which I Give James Reilly Some Constructive Suggestions

Dr. James Reilly, pictured, is currently experiencing what might be described as certain difficulties.

Yesterday, the following appeared in The Sunday Times:

the Fine Gael health minister proposes a panel of two obstetricians and four psychiatrists - one of whom must be a perinatal psychiatrist – to assess a woman who is seeking an abortion on the grounds of suicide ideation…there are only three  perinatal psychiatrists in the country”.

This leaked announcement has, surprisingly enough, not been met with universal approval.

In my new poem 'Alternative Proposals', just published on Irish Left Review, I make some constructive suggestions as to other ways in which the esteemed Dr. Reilly might proceed.

The poems has also been published today on Mick Wallace's website