This is no way to treat our children
THEY say that a loud voice can seldom compete with a clear one -- this is a point new Health Minister James Reilly should note. In opposition, Dr Reilly was a frequent flyer on the national airwaves, where he built a well deserved, no-nonsense reputation for pointing out the scandalous inadequacies of our dysfunctional health service.
Now that he is in the hot seat he has an obligation to make his actions speak louder than his words.
Yesterday, the minister told the nation he "welcomed" a damning report which shows that the three Dublin children's hospitals are significantly under-using their operating theatres.