Enda Kenny says Health Minister James Reilly has no conflict of interest – RTÉ News
Ms McDonald claimed that Mr Reilly clearly had a direct conflict of interest, because he has investments in private medicine and nursing homes at a time when public beds were being closed.
She described as a farce the addition by Mr Reilly of extra proposed sites for primary care centres.
Ms McDonald asked whether or not junior health minister Roisin Shortall was aware of the additional criteria, including competition, cited by the Taoiseach.
Mr Kenny insisted that extra proposed sites were added to put pressure on the medical profession to co-operate.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin criticised the addition of extra primary care sites, including two in the minister’s own constituency, saying that Ms Shortall “plays by the rules, but Minister Reilly doesn’t”.
Posted on September 26, 2012, in Government, National Politics and tagged enda kenny, Fianna Fáil, Health minister, James Reilly, Mary Lou McDonald, Micheál Martin, Primary care, Reilly. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.