Sunday October 25, 2020

Pressure on Reilly grows over Shortall exit

Health minister James Reilly is under renewed pressure this weekend, as the controversy over the provision of primary care centres in his constituency intensifies.

29th September, 2012
Roísín Shortall and Minister for Health James Reilly. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall

Health minister James Reilly is under renewed pressure this weekend, as the controversy over the provision of primary care centres in his constituency and the resignation of the Labour junior minister Róisín Shortall intensifies.

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore's claims that he supported Shortall were flatly contradicted by her yesterday in an RTE interview, while sources close to Gilmore privately said he had backed Reilly to ensure the continued stability of the...

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