Micheál Martin: ‘The pandemic has helped us to accelerate health reforms’

In an interview with the Business Post Taoiseach Micheál Martin offers hope on the vaccines, a shot in the arm to the health budget, and a dose of reality on his dealings with Fianna Fáil backbenchers – and Leo Varadkar

18th April, 2021
Micheál Martin: ‘The pandemic has helped us to accelerate health reforms’
Micheál Martin: ‘I think we want to move on to a new phase. I think we can get there’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Micheál Martin had three big Covid-19 vaccine announcements last week – two bad and one good.

“It's been a very hectic week, and it kind of illustrates the rollercoaster nature of the pandemic,” he told the Business Post.

In an interview in his office in the Department of the Taoiseach, he described a series of phone calls in recent weeks to Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission,...

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