The Reilly Shortall affair: And Ireland’s loss of political direction…

It’s been a good week to be in opposition in Irish politics. Pretty distressing if you’re trying to keep it together inside Government. Billy Kelleher of Fianna Fail may have been the one who first flushed out Roisin Shortall… but Mary Lou’s been reaping the benefits too… So what’s the issue? Well, to start at the beginning, the problem relates to the implementation of a strategy in primary health care. Interestingly, the strategy dates from 2001 (PDF), and was the …

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