John Crown: New programme for government plans to copperfasten the two-tier health system

The plans for the health service largely maintain the status quo, and fail to address the fundamental issues

21st June, 2020
John Crown: New programme for government plans to copperfasten the two-tier health system
The plans of the new government for the health service outlined in the programme for government are unadventurous, unambitious and fail to address the fundamental problems of the service

Who would have believed, prior to Election 2020, that not only would Sinn Féin beat Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael into second and third place, but that Leo Varadkar would still be in office four months later with a personal popularity of 75 per cent, based on his able handling of a deadly viral pandemic? So it was that the capricious hand of Mother Nature served up one of those pesky Harold Macmillanesque events that...

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