Tuesday 25 April 2017

O'Reilly to face Dail motion

MINISTER for Health, James Reilly TD, faces an uncomfortable return to the Dáil as he faces a no confidence motion over the €130 million in health cuts announced last week.

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are to table the motion after a hail of controversy surrounding the HSE cuts. Fianna Fáil spokesperson Billy Kelleher said James Reilly had demonstrated a complete inability to lead a reform of the health system while SF's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said the minister is plunging the health services into deep crisis with the savage cuts being imposed. Meanwhile, Oireachtas Health Committee chairman Jerry Buttimer defended the Government decision on the cuts and said every case would be assessed sensitively.

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