Sparks expected to fly over health at FG think-in

The issues of health cutbacks and consultants' pay mean James Reilly will have his work cut out at the autumn meeting, writes Niamh Connolly, Political Correspondent.

8th September, 2012
Enda Kenny, Taoiseach, and Eamon Gilmore, Tánaiste, will seek to defuse tensions over the health issue. Photo: PA

The Minister for Health, James Reilly, will come under pressure to tackle the pay of hospital consultants and outstanding money owed by health insurers to hospitals, at this week's Fine Gael parliamentary party think-in in Westport, Co Mayo.

The party holds its autumn meeting tomorrow in Taoiseach Enda Kenny's home constituency. Protests are expected outside the Knockranny House hotel, against the €130 million cutbacks planned to meet the deficit in the health service budget.


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