Tuesday 23 January 2018

John Downing: Oh really, Reilly: the good doctor is still dispensing bad medicine

IN EIGHT weeks' time, Dr James Reilly will have been two years in charge of the Health Department which spends roughly one-third of our tax resources.

Like many of us, the year 2012 was tough for him and he is understandably hoping for far better professional weather in the coming year. With that end in mind, he yesterday gave a major interview in which he laid some things on the line for 2013.

It is hard to sum up just how smug and self-serving the health minister showed himself to be in that interview. To get some idea of it all, let's spool back a bit and look at some things in context.

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