Minister Reilly has some new advisors in place according to an article in yesterday’s Irish Times by Mary Minihan. Sean Faughnan is to be Reilly’s policy advisor and Mark Costigan is his press advisor. (more…)
Here is final pre election article I did for politico.ie on the parties respective health policies. Now that a Labour/Fine Gael government seems inevitable, the interesting policy outcomes will be what type of universal health insurance they agree to, whether the HSE will be abolished or not (my guess is that it will be renamed and reformed into different bodies but with most staff doing the same job under a different employers title) and of most importance – who will be minister for health – with James Reilly being hot favourite….
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With jobs and the economy top of the election 2011 agenda, is health really a concern for voters and candidates in this election?
James Reilly has been rewarded for his staunch defence of Enda Kenny in the recent heave by being made Deputy Leader and re-appointed to the front bench in health. So what does Fine Gael’s James Reilly stand for and what will Fine Gael’s health policy mean to the Irish people? (more…)