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?

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
30th December, 2014
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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....

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