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Fianna Fail and Fine Gael on collision course over coalition cabinet shake-up

Major overhauls could see merging of housing and transport departments while health may split, writes Philip Ryan

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There may be blood: Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris. Fianna Fail could look to split the Department of Health
and create a new Department of Community and Social Care

There may be blood: Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris. Fianna Fail could look to split the Department of Health and create a new Department of Community and Social Care

There may be blood: Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris. Fianna Fail could look to split the Department of Health and create a new Department of Community and Social Care

Fianna Fail and Fine Gael are set to clash on how health and housing should be addressed by the next government.

The two parties, which signed off on a historic coalition deal last week, have opposing views on how the next cabinet should address the two key issues.

Fine Gael wants to create a new super department, incorporating housing and transport, which would oversee major infrastructure projects.