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Adams calls on Kenny to sack Reilly

26 November, 2012 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has called for the Taoiseach to sack the Minister for Health, James Reilly, in light of recent revelations around the Primary Care Centre allocation scandal and his gross mismanagement of the health service.
The Sinn Féin leader called for a comprehensive review of the allocation process and the role of the minister in determining which locations were added to the list of centres.
Teachta Adams said:
“In September my party colleague Caoimhghín Ó Caolain submitted a series of FOIs to the Minister for Health seeking further information about the decisions that were taking in respect of the Primary Care programme. There has been an unprecedented delay in the minister’s response.
“The weekend revelations in the media that the minister belatedly added the two locations in his constituency to the list the evening before the announcement was made and on the basis of criteria which have yet to be adequately explained smacks of the stroke politics for which Fianna Fáil was infamous.
“The Minister for Health has no credibility on any of these issues or in the management of the health service. He is overseeing the disintegration of the health service.
“If the minister hasn’t got the good sense to resign, then he should be sacked and a thorough and comprehensive review must be undertaken of the decisions he took in respect of Primary Care Centres.”

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