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Health minister Leo Varadkar reveals he would consider 'retraining' as 'medical 'first responder'

Published 02/02/2016 | 15:29

Health Minister Leo Varadkar. Photo: Damien Eagers
Health Minister Leo Varadkar. Photo: Damien Eagers

Health minister Leo Varadkar has revealed that he would consider "retraining" as a medical " first responder".

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While taking a question on the capacity of the National Ambulance Service, he warned Caomhin O Caolain and Billy Kelleher, health spokespersons for Sinn Fein and Fianna Fáil respectively - as potential health Ministers in waiting - to "be careful what you promise".

"It will never be possible to have a squad car, a fire brigade and an ambulance at every crossroads in Ireland," said Minister Varadkar.

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