Eamon Delaney: Money is not the cure for the health service

The debate about health is dominated by interest groups seeking more money

7th February, 2016
Liam Doran of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation Picture: Rollingnews

Last week, this newspaper revealed that Ireland has proportionally the highest spending on health care in the EU, as well as some of the longest emergency department waiting lists.

That takes some doing.

In any other country, it would create an outcry. It should at least be a major election issue. The fact that we pay so much and get so little in return should be addressed. But it won’t be, as it doesn’t suit...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19

How the programme for government will shape housing

Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt

Comment: The recovery will be more U than V-shaped