Only 17% of voters are giving Stephen Donnelly a clean bill of health

Latest Business Post/Red C poll shows public are underwhelmed by minister’s performance, however 55% say HSE should get more government funding

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is under intense political pressure as evidenced by the public’s opinion of his performance. Picture: PA

Stephen Donnelly is under intense pressure to get a firmer handle on his brief with fewer than one in five voters saying the Minister for Health is performing his job well in the latest Business Post/Red C poll.

The most recent results come as the coalition fractures over next year’s funding for the health service with opposition parties rounding on the government over what has been described by Sinn Féin as a deliberate decision to ...