Full Sláintecare plan is ‘red line’ issue for entering government, say Soc Dem leaders

Co-leader Róisín Shortall said the execution of the plan was critical to delivering equitable healthcare in Ireland

Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy, Social Democrats co-leaders: ‘People want genuine change – not a repackaging of stale parties, or policies, as something new.’ Picture: RollingNews

The full implementation of Sláintecare would be a “red line” for the Social Democrats to participate in the next government, the co-leaders of the party have declared in a speech at their national conference.

In a wide ranging speech delivered by both Roisin Shortall and Catherine Murphy, the Social Democrats co-leaders sought to position the party as one intent on entering government to deliver a programme of “change”.

“But people want genuine change – not ...