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Short shrift

• Once again we see a politician make a decision based on his own criteria. Minister Reilly's addition of two locations in his constituency to a priority list for primary care centres reflects the lack of openness and transparency that has plagued this administration.

The courage and leadership shown by Minister Roisin Shortall is to be applauded in a Government that continues to fail to deliver the promised "New Politics" that this country mandated in February 2011.

Roisin Lawless
Ath Bui, Co na Mi

• Shortall, not for the long-haul.

Kevin Devitte
Westport, County Mayo

• If Deputy Shortall has taught us one thing, it's that you can take Labour out of the opposition, but you can't take the opposition out of Labour.

Killian Foley-Walsh
Kilkenny

Irish Independent