Friday 20 October 2017

Ministers keep their promises to a minimum

09/04/2014 Minister For Health James Reilly TD at ...09/04/2014 Minister For Health James Reilly TD at Leinster House, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
09/04/2014 Minister For Health James Reilly TD at ...09/04/2014 Minister For Health James Reilly TD at Leinster House, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

THE tone was more compassionate than we have been hearing up to now and the language was definitely more sympathetic.

But neither Health Minister James Reilly nor Finance Minister Michael Noonan could match their condolence for thousands who lost medical cards with concrete pledges of change.

While both ministers acknowledged the need to "address" the distress which the loss of medical cards has caused, they were at pains not to make any hasty promises.

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