Labour rebel hints at solo election run
FORMER Junior Health Minister Roisin Shortall has indicated she is likely to run as an Independent in the next general election.
Ms Shortall resigned from her appointment in the Department of Health after a series of increasingly bitter rows with Health Minister James Reilly over the locations of primary care centres.
The former Labour minister of state resigned the party whip and joined the backbenches after the row with Dr Reilly.
Two sites in his own constituency, Swords and Balbriggan, were added to a priority list for primary care centres without her knowledge.
Ms Shortall also criticised the proposed overhaul of the top management structure in the HSE saying it will allow "senior managers to please themselves".