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This election is about money in pockets - health is not the big issue

Published 17/12/2015 | 02:30

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Here is a brutal reality about the upcoming election. Unless you, or someone close to you, is ill right now, and suffering due to health service shortcomings, it will not be a deciding factor in the destination of your vote.

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It's a harsh thing to say, especially if you are ill and denied necessary service. But it is true for all that.

We found out as much rather graphically all of three elections ago. It was 2002, and to paraphrase Bertie Ahern's own words a few years later, "the boom times were getting even boomier".

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