Varad­kar out of touch

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - COMMENT -

THE Taoiseach’s ill-in­formed com­ments about Christ­mas hos­pi­tal ros­ters are de­bunked in this news­pa­per to­day by a nurse who ex­plains ex­actly how oner­ous her du­ties and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties are over the hol­i­day pe­riod. Con­trast that with Mr Varad­kar’s record as min­is­ter for health when he went on hol­i­days twice over Christ­mas. If he couldn’t lead by ex­am­ple back then it does not serve him well now to dou­ble-down on an out­burst with no ba­sis in fact. He has talked of the emer­gency in the health ser­vice that Christ­mas al­ways brings. With around 500 pa­tients on hos­pi­tal trol­leys ev­ery day, we are long past the emer­gency stage any­way.

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