Wednesday 13 December 2017

Fiach Kelly: Reilly trusted with delivering a bit of good news for once

FOR the first time in a long time, Dr James Reilly can reflect this morning on scoring a rare political success. The announcement of the new national children's hospital was well handled, and the minister was allowed his moment in the sun as Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore left him to make the announcement himself.

After months of toil and bad press, perhaps they felt Dr Reilly should be the bearer of good news for once.

The hospital is the biggest infrastructural project this Government will undertake and it would be normal for the Taoiseach and Tanaiste to be associated with it.

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