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Dr Varadkar and the truth serum

Enda Kenny's new way of doing politics' is coming not from him, but from his health minister, writes Eddie Molloy.

21st September, 2014
Eddie Molloy is a management consultant.

Commenting on Leo Varadkar’s candour about the health service, an old Fine Gael hand said: “Leo’s been at the truth serum bottle again.”

Varadkar has form in telling the truth. When James Reilly, his predecessor in the Department of Health, altered his civil servants’ ranking of locations for primary care centres on the basis of “logistical logarithmic progressions” (which favoured his own constituency), Varadkar was the only member of...

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