A law unto itself

The Tracey Fay case has increased concerns that TDs and ministers may be powerless to control the HSE

6th March, 2010

When Fine Gael children’s spokes man Alan Shatter called the Health Service Executive ‘‘unresponsive’’ and ‘‘not accountable to Dáil Eireann’’ last week, he reflected a growing concern among public representatives.

His criticism was aimed at the HSE’s failure to publish the report into the tragic life and death of teenager Tracey Fay and to a number of other reports into the deaths of...

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