Wednesday August 12, 2020

The silent majority of health betrayals

In all the noise surrounding the Children’s Hospital fiasco, a multitude of other broken promises have been swept under the carpet

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

24th February, 2019
Simon Harris: the Minister for Health narrowly survived a motion of no confidence last week in the Dáil

It has been a torturous few weeks for health minister Simon Harris. The public was appalled at the colossal overspend for the National Children’s Hospital. Then outrage began to build over the government’s decision to offer a free out-of-cycle smear test which has led to a huge backlog.

All this led to a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Health on Wednesday evening. He survived, but his political reputation...

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