Sunday 22 April 2018

Fionnan Sheahan: Divisions threaten Coalition as tough Budget approaches

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

'I'D rather be talking about the Budget." There was precious little silver lining to be harnessed for a Fine Gael minister as a result of the distraction from the debate on Budget 2013.

Just eight days away from the toughest Budget to date and the spotlight is largely on a range of health related issues, from abortion, to the inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar, the €300m overrun in the Department of Health and HSE budget requiring an emergency bailout, to the criteria for the selection of primary care sites.

Health Minister James Reilly remains at the eye of the storm, on multiple fronts.

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