Review of the year: A coalition on the critical list
The new Minister for Health has tempered expectations and promised little. But what will Leo Varadkar deliver?
James Reilly must wonder where exactly it all went wrong. Following the 2011 general election, he actively sought to be Minister for Health and outlined ambitious plans for reform. Yet, when he actually got the job, he was dogged by cri icism and negative commentary. In July, he lost the portfolio he so cherished, and was relegated to the position of Minister for Children.
Leo Varadkar was catapulted into the Department of Health as Reilly’s successor....
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
'Public health consultants breathed a huge sigh of relief when mandatory hotel quarantine came in'
Fall in detections of 'variants of concern' has taken place since late March, when mandatory hotel quarantine was introduced
Neale Richmond: Events in Scotland could have a profound effect in Ireland
A border poll being called by the Secretary of State is no longer a remote possibility and another referendum in Scotland could well be the catalyst
Comment: Undermining patent incentive could deprive world of important medicines in the future
Waiving IP rights may threaten the patent system which has underpinned the extraordinary advances in science that delivered vaccines within a year of the pandemic beginning
Housing crisis is coming home to roost for the government parties
Last week’s debacle – where almost an entire housing estate intended for first-time buyers was snapped up by an investment firm – could spark a disaster for the parties who maintain the status quo