Monday June 1, 2020

Michael Brennan on the single-tier health service and government formation

In this episode, our political editor discusses the emergency changes to the healthcare system and the attempts to form a coalition

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist


Michael Brennan

Political Editor

13th April, 2020
The Coronavirus Ireland podcast is a new series from the Business Post, providing you with the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic

Nadine O’Regan is joined by Political Editor Michael Brennan to discuss the ongoing struggle between the private and public health sectors as the pandemic creates a temporary single-tier health service. Brennan explains Ireland‘s unusual situation that leads to private and public work being done under one roof, the large interest groups that benefit from that system and what the long-term cost of a single-tier service would be to the state.

He also provides an update on the current state of government formation, with a coalition between Fine Fáil and Fine Gael on the cards, with Sinn Féin in opposition.

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