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Committee Should Examine Information Lock-Down on GP Payments - FF

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD says that the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health should discuss the issues arising from the decision of the HSE to stop publishing the details of Primary Care Reimbursement Service payments. Read More

Kelleher welcomes Govt U-Turn on medical cards

Move back to discretionary medical cards right choice Read More

Kelleher pays tribute to former FF TD Denis Lyons RIP

Kelleher pays tribute to former FF TD Denis Lyons RIP Read More

Kelleher pays tribute to former FF TD Denis Lyons RIP

Kelleher pays tribute to former FF TD Denis Lyons RIP Read More

FF Leader Expresses Condolences on Death of Denis Lyons

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has expressed his condolences to the family and friends of party colleague and former minister and TD Denis Lyons. Read More

Taoiseach’s confidence in Health Minister shows disconnect with reality – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has questioned the Taoiseach’s judgement following his expression of confidence in Health Minister James Reilly today. Enda Kenny confirmed his continued support for Reilly in the Dáil following questions from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin this afternoon. Read More

Kelleher calls for action over MRI service

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central and party spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has called on the Health Minister to ensure that 24 hour MRI access is available at Cork University Hospital. At the moment, there is no MRI out of hours service, despite CUH being one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country. Read More

CRC report should be sent to ODCE and Revenue - Kelleher

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher is calling for the report of the Interim Administrator to the Central Remedial Clinic to be sent to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the Revenue Commissioners. The report concluded that the charity wing of the CRC, known as “The Friends and Supporters of the CRC” was set up solely to hide funds from the HSE. It also criticised the €740,000 retirement package awarded to its former CEO Paul Kiely and the administrator recommends that any money which was overpaid should be repaid or recovered. Read More

Govt confusion over medical card figures points to another mess – FF

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher is calling on the Government to clarify how many medical cards are being restored as part of its u-turn on cuts to discretionary cards. In just a few hours, the Government has managed to create more confusion over the number of medical cards which will be given back to people who had them taken away. Between the end of the cabinet meeting and Leaders' Questions, the Health Minster and the Taoiseach managed to come with different numbers of how many people would be having cards returned. Read More

Taoiseach, Howlin and Reilly should face Health Committee over budget chaos – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has called for a special hearing of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health to be convened to discuss the budget crisis facing the health service. Read More

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