The real problem is lack of health reform

The leadership of the country's massively expensive health service is a mess.

29th September, 2012

The leadership of the country's massively expensive health service is a mess. The resignation last Wednesday evening of the junior health minister Róisín Shortall, following months of conflict with her senior counterpart James Reilly, is only the latest instalment in a soap opera of bad management.

Reilly's behaviour of late has seemed increasingly erratic. His latest explanation for the addition of primary care centres in his own constituency, suggested that he...

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