Listen: Stephen Donnelly on the pandemic, politics and the quest for universal healthcare

In an exclusive interview, Tony O’Brien talks to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly about his baptism of fire, his relationship with former HSE boss Paul Reid, Sláintecare, and ‘finishing the job’

Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health, with Tony O’Brien, former chief executive of the HSE

This is a different sort of column. It reflects a wide-ranging, hour-long conversation I had with the Minister for Health which was recorded, and which is available in full as a podcast on the Business Post website.

The minister has often been the subject of critical analysis by this columnist, so this conversation was aimed at getting to the heart of Stephen Donnelly’s game plan.

Donnelly told ...