Casualties mount, but problems remain
Minister for Health James Reilly's tough approach has seen several executive resignations. But will it ultimately prove to be his political undoing, asks Niamh Connolly.
The number of scalps claimed by James Reilly in high-profile disputes during his 18 turbulent months as Minister for Health has raised serious questions in government circles about his capacity to sell the far-reaching reforms and major cutbacks required across the services.
Reilly's aggressive style has seen him clash with some of the most senior figures in the health sector, and his relations with civil and public servants across the health sector are fraught.
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