Monday June 1, 2020

Tony O’Brien: An open letter to the next leader of the country

Our next Taoiseach, whoever he or she is, will have to articulate a new national healthcare vision. That means joined-up policies and abandoning the idea that Sláintecare is a workable plan

23rd February, 2020
Voters may not fully appreciate what this means, but it‘s clear that any future programme for government will have to articulate a new health policy.

To those who may be Taoiseach,

There is feverish speculation about all the possible permutations of our next government, after an election that was dominated by the twin issues of housing and health. It is reasonable to assume that whichever of you emerges as Taoiseach will want to have at least a fighting chance of making positive progress in both health and housing before having to re-submit yourself to the unforgiving judgement of the electorate...

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