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This is no way to treat our children

Published 22/04/2011 | 05:00

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.

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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.

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