Should she stay or should she go?

Minister for Health Mary Harney has chalked up some successes, but there is still major dissatisfaction with many aspects of the health service. With a reshuffle possible this year, could she lose her portfolio?

13th February, 2010

After five-and-a half years in Hawkins House, Mary Harney, the Minister for Health, has made it clear that she doesn’t want to leave one of the most politically demanding portfolios in the current government.

‘‘I love the challenge,” she recently told RTE’s Pat Kenny, echoing the message that’s being sent out loud and clear from both her own office, and from other political sources.

And, despite...

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