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Kelleher Selected to Contest General Election

Fianna Fáil’s Frontbench Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has tonight been selected to contest the upcoming General Election on behalf of his party in the newly enlarged Cork North Central constituency. Read More

Minister Varadkar needs to wake up to hospital overcrowding crisis – FF

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has called on the Health Minister to take immediate action to address the overcrowding crisis that is crippling hospital ED departments across the country. Beaumont Hospital in Dublin has had to take the drastic measure of asking people not to show up at its ED, while Limerick Regional and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda are buckling under the pressure. Read More

Minister Varadkar needs to wake up to hospital overcrowding crisis – FF

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has called on the Health Minister to take immediate action to address the overcrowding crisis that is crippling hospital ED departments across the country. Beaumont Hospital in Dublin has had to take the drastic measure of asking people not to show up at its ED, while Limerick Regional and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda are buckling under the pressure. Read More

Deteriorating situation at Beaumont Hospital requires emergency response from Government – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher is urging Health Minister Leo Varadkar to intervene in the crisis that has crippled Beaumont Hospital and continues to deteriorate. Read More

Govt cannot shirk responsibility to hold inquiry into care home abuse allegations – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has reiterated the party’s call for a full independent inquiry following revelations of abuse at Áras Attracta in Swinford, Co Mayo and separate allegations this weekend of abuse complaints being made going unaddressed. Read More

Record breaking €680m budget overrun will cause health service chaos – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson Billy Kelleher has responded to the €680m supplementary budget for the health service. The budget over-run, which is the biggest in the HSE’s 10 year existence, will see extra pressure mounted on services next year. Read More

HIQA Ambulance Review Cause for Concern – Kelleher

Responding to the publication of the HIQA ambulance review today, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher said he was deeply concerned by some of the findings especially with regard to the management of the service. Read More

Fianna Fáil to force Dáil vote on inadequate funding in HSE Service Plan

The Dáil will debate a Fianna Fáil motion on the HSE Service Plan for 2015 this evening. Fianna Fáil believes the funding laid out for the health services next year are inadequate and will not meet demand. Read More

2015 HSE Service Plan will not meet demand – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says the HSE Service Plan for 2015 will do nothing to eliminate lengthy waiting lists or reduce the pressure on frontline staff across the health service. The funding allocations announced today are merely aimed at maintaining the status quo but could in fact lead to greater inefficiencies in the system. Read More

Controversial “pick-up artist” has nothing to offer Ireland – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says he wants to see the self-styled “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc prevented from entering the country. The 25 year old is due to arrive in Ireland next June as part of his world tour. Read More

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