Junior minister John Halligan has said the government can sack him if it wants, as relations with Fine Gael deteriorate further this weekend.
The Waterford TD has caused significant anger in government circles after rejecting the findings of a clinical review into cardiac services at University Hospital Waterford. Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance are lining up independent TDs who could replace Halligan if he goes.
Fine Gael sources are confident that Halligan can easily...
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