Wednesday July 8, 2020

Shortall's criticisms expose a deepening malaise

Junior health minister Róisín Shortall asked an important question last Wednesday night: who is to bear the burden of the adjustments to our public expenditure.

22nd September, 2012
There is a major problem looming for the Labour Party.

Junior health minister Róisín Shortall asked an important question last Wednesday night: who is to bear the burden of the adjustments to our public expenditure - the rich and the vested interests, or those dependent on the health service to provide them with a tolerable existence?

She asked: "Do we increase prescription charges for medical card patients or reduce the drugs bill? Do we cut public health nurses or collect money...

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