With Mary Harney still bogged down in the detail of reform and taking on powerful heath service unions, it’s not clear how the changes in the Republic’s Health Service are going to play for the PDs. Labour’s early attack ad on what they believe will be the outworking of an increased stake for private players nevertheless swings at Fianna Fail, presumably because that’s where the swing voters are. Zac Exley’s expert influence is all over this one!
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty