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Latest Revelations Demonstrate Health Budget Not Fit-for-Purpose – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has responded to media reports that the HSE is warning Government that the Health Service could face a potential cash shortfall of €532m this year. Read More

Fianna Fáil Secures Oireachtas Debate on 1916 Centenary Celebrations

Fianna Fáil Frontbench Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has today secured a debate on the centenary celebrations of Easter 1916 and the attendance of foreign dignitaries. His request, made to the Tánaiste at today’s Order of Business in Dáil Éireann, comes following media reports that members of Britain’s Royal Family are to be invited to participate. Read More

Dáil to debate FF motion on crisis in the ambulance service

The Dáil will this week debate a Fianna Fáil motion on the growing crisis in the ambulance service. The motion, tabled by Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher, calls for more resources for regional ambulance services following a series of alarming delays in the response time to emergencies in the past few months. Read More

Kelleher highlights Government inaction on housing crisis

Cork North Central TD Billy Kelleher is accusing the Government of ignoring the housing crisis. The most recent figures reveal that there are almost 8,000 people in Cork city on a social housing waiting list, while thousands of others are being crippled by high rents. Read More

Compulsory Health Insurance plan deeply flawed with no detail on costs – FF

Warnings of €1600 a year new charges must be clarified Read More

RTÉ exposé on ambulance service raise serious questions for Health Minister – FF

Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher is calling for a special Dáil debate on the safety of the National Ambulance Service following disturbing revelations in an RTÉ Prime Time Investigation programme. It has been revealed that the service is failing to meet important targets for response times set by HIQA. Read More

Fianna Fáil confirms Ireland South European Parliament election candidates

Fianna Fáil’s candidates for the European Parliament Elections for the Ireland South constituency were confirmed in Tipperary this afternoon. Sitting MEP Brian Crowley and Waterford-based activist Kieran Hartley have been selected to contest the election on May 23rd next. Read More

Conclusions in Portlaoise baby deaths report are very disturbing – FF

In an initial response to the report into the deaths of a number of babies at Portlaoise maternity unit, Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson Billy Kelleher has said the findings are “shocking and very disturbing.” Read More

New charge would make a mockery of ‘free’ GP care – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has called on Minister James Reilly to clarify if he intends to introduce new charges for the Government’s ‘free’ GP care scheme. Deputy Kelleher said it would “make a mockery of the principle of free GP care and would strongly suggest that the Government is making up its health policies as it goes along.” Read More

Kelleher calls for implementation of HIQA Recommendations into Tallaght

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher TD, has again called for the recommendations contained in the 2012 HIQA report into Tallaght Hospital to be implemented in full as a matter of urgency. Read More

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