Fianna Fáil Party Whip Seán Ó Fearghaíl has said the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Health must immediately address fresh questions about the Minister’s level of knowledge of where primary care centres were to be located in his own constituency.


Deputy Ó Fearghaíl said a letter revealed in the Sunday Business Post from Minister Reilly to Balbriggan Town Council is further proof that the Minister has misled the Dáil and has more questions to answer.


“What more needs to happen before the Taoiseach starts showing some leadership on this?” asked Deputy Ó Fearghaíl.


“Yet again we have evidence that Minister Reilly has failed to tell the truth about his role in selecting primary care sites in his own constituency.  The Minister has been given ample opportunity to clearly explain the criteria used for selecting certain sites over others, and to come clean on his involvement in this process. The fact that he has failed to give any coherent and plausible explanation is proof that there simply isn’t one.


“I find it incredible that the Fine Gael and Labour coalition continue to support Minister Reilly’s position.  What more will it take for the Taoiseach and Tánaiste to start taking control of this situation?  It is time we heard the whole truth from Minister Reilly.”