Monday 22 January 2018

Of sex and drugs and State control

Minister Reilly should focus less on others' 'fornication' and more on our medication, writes Gene Kerrigan


Perhaps James Reilly, Minister for Health, ought to spend a little less time thinking about sex. And a bit more time thinking about medication. Pills are not as exciting as sex, I grant you. However, providing citizens with appropriate medication, at a reasonable price, is a significant part of James's job.

On the other hand, expressing personal views on citizens' sexual practices is not a part of the minister's job.

We know that sex has been on James's mind, lately. He has informed the media of his views on "threesomes". This, I understand, is when three people engage together in what we might tastefully call bedroom shenanigans. James is against "threesomes". As is Michelle Mulherin, the Fine Gael TD famous for her opposition to "fornication".

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