Tuesday 26 September 2017

Hospital crisis shows the country is broke and rural areas will pay for it

Protesters at Leinster House demonstrating against the closure of Roscommon General Hospital A&E
Protesters at Leinster House demonstrating against the closure of Roscommon General Hospital A&E

The controversy regarding Roscommon General Hospital demonstrates that this country no longer has the luxury to provide a top-class, 24/7 medical service in rural areas that is experienced in city areas.

Real democracy, as we romantically understand it, was no longer a feature of Irish society once the IMF landed on our shores in December 2010.

Public representatives such as Luke 'Ming' Flanagan appear to fail to grasp the concept that this country is broke and has run out of money.

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