Fianna fail needs to offer more substance – and work with the Govt to address health and housing

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By Eamon Delaney Fianna Fail got a small opinion poll rise recently, but sometimes you have to wonder about our second biggest party, and its focus and direction, not to mention internal discipline. Recently, for example, three of its TDs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) called for more disclosure of the President’s spending. But their party leader, Micheal Martin, … Read More

Health services – the grass isn’t always greener on the other side

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By Cormac Lucey Why can’t Ireland’s HSE operate as effectively and efficiently as the National Health Service (NHS) does in the UK? Last year the Social Democrat TD Róisín Shortall made a formal proposal “to build an Irish national health service — a publicly funded health service that would be accessible to all, improve health outcomes and reduce the cost … Read More