Billy Kelleher

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Name: Billy Kelleher
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Varadkar: No medical card guarantees

Health Minister Leo Varadkar says he cannot guarantee medical cards for people with serious conditions, such as cancer, until an expert group reports on the issue.Speaking as he called together managers of 50 acute hospitals to discuss the funding crisis ... [Published Irish Examiner - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Taoiseach agreed to 225,000 medical card cuts despite denials – Kelleher

Posted on 14/09/14 by Billy KelleherFianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says the Taoiseach has serious questions to answer following the publication of correspondence between the HSE boss and Department of Health which reveal plans to ... [Published Fianna Fail - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 2 reports

Kenny refuses to rule out swingeing health cuts

People will not "feel like millionaires" after the Budget, Enda Kenny said as he refused to rule out massive health cuts.As the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting came to a close in Fota Island, Co Cork, Mr Kenny would not be drawn on a Health Department ... [Published Irish Examiner - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Attacks on Reilly 'hidden in plain view' - in the Cabinet

BILLY Kelleher of Fianna Fail has a reasonable point. He argues that this Government has basically done an about-face on key staging points to a new health service they promised by 2019. It all seemed to have some promise. Backbenchers especially hope ... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Budget health insurance cap was a ‘mistake’

The Government should admit it made a mistake in changing the tax treatment of health insurance in the last Budget and reverse the move which caused thousands of families to cancel their cover, the opposition has claimed.Fianna Fáil’s health spokesman, ... [Published Irish Examiner - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Varadkar Inaction on Beaumont Safety Warnings Questioned

Posted on 08/09/14 by Billy KelleherFianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has called on the Health Minister to spell out what steps he has taken to find out whether safety warnings apply only at Beaumont Hospital or whether concerns are mounting ... [Published Fianna Fail - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

James Reilly says controversial health service reform proposals were part of agreed Government policy

Radical reform proposals for the health service criticised by senior Department of Health officials were in keeping with agreed Government policy, a spokesman for the former minister for health and current Minister for Children James Reilly has said.The ... [Published Irish Times - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Roisín Shortall’s HSE concerns ‘dismissed’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has come under pressure to explain what he knew about health reforms which Government officials branded "unworkable" after a former junior health minister said he "dismissed" her concerns on the issue two years ago.Roisín Shortall ... [Published Irish Examiner - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 3 reports

Reilly told plans to dismantle HSE were 'unworkable'

The Government is being told it has serious questions to answer after it emerged that the former Minister for Health was told by his own civil servants that plans to abolish the HSE were “unworkable” and should be dropped.Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson ... [Published Breaking News.ie - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Fianna Fail says it is "extraordinary" Reilly continued with HSE abolition plans

The opposition spokesperson on health says it is “extraordinary” that the former Minister for Health continued with plans to abolish the HSE despite being told they were “unworkable” and should be dropped.Reports today claim that civil servants in James ... [Published Newstalk - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Revelations about Chaos in Health Service Raise Serious Questions for Government - FF

Posted on 06/09/14 by Billy KelleherMedia reports revealing that Minister James Reilly was warned by officials that his plans to dismantle the health service were simply unworkable, raise serious questions for the Government.Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson ... [Published Fianna Fail - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Hospital IT crash forces re-check of blood tests

HUNDREDS of blood tests will have to be re-checked and possibly performed again after a key IT system crashed at a leading hospital. A core part of the IT system stopped working on August 16 leaving CUH lab technicians unable to access key blood test ... [Published Irish Independent - Aug 30 2014]

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Fianna Fáil's Billy Kelleher says it suggests the coalition's health policy is now in tatters: "it's extraordinary that we had a situation where the government, for the last three and a half years, was pursuing a health policy agenda that was unworkable."
Deputy Kelleher commented, "the minister's newspaper article this week was dominated by his decision to defer the introduction of universal, or compulsory, health insurance, but buried within it was the mention of a nominal fee for gp care. this is an extremely worrying development and is in complete contrast with the commitment in the programme for government to provide free gp care."

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Varadkar: No medical card guarantees [Published Irish Examiner - 20 hours ago]
Remarks by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin at... [Published Fianna Fail - Sep 15 2014]
Taoiseach agreed to 225,000 medical card cuts d... [Published Fianna Fail - Sep 14 2014]
Kenny refuses to rule out swingeing health cuts [Published Irish Examiner - Sep 13 2014]
No decisions on Budget details - Taoiseach [Published RTE Online - Sep 12 2014]
Ministerial briefing notes on health [Published Irish Medical Times - Sep 11 2014]
Attacks on Reilly 'hidden in plain view' - in t... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 10 2014]
Hanafin 'home truths' split Martin's 'anonymous... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 09 2014]
Budget health insurance cap was a ‘mistake’ [Published Irish Examiner - Sep 09 2014]
Has Noonan Admitted Error on Health Insurance T... [Published Fianna Fail - Sep 08 2014]
Varadkar Inaction on Beaumont Safety Warnings Q... [Published Fianna Fail - Sep 08 2014]
Voters 'absolutely not' ready to put FF in powe... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 08 2014]
Martin's FF conundrum: an anonymous frontbench ... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 08 2014]
Roisín Shortall’s HSE concerns ‘dismissed’ [Published Irish Examiner - Sep 08 2014]
James Reilly says controversial health service ... [Published Irish Times - Sep 08 2014]
Fianna Fail says it is "extraordinary" Reilly c... [Published Newstalk - Sep 06 2014]
Reilly told plans to dismantle HSE were 'unwork... [Published Breaking News.ie - Sep 06 2014]
Pressure on Reilly after officials call his HSE... [Published TheJournal.ie - Sep 06 2014]
FF queries Reilly's future role in Government [Published RTE Online - Sep 06 2014]
Revelations about Chaos in Health Service Raise... [Published Fianna Fail - Sep 06 2014]
Hospital IT crash forces re-check of blood tests [Published Irish Independent - Aug 30 2014]
President and Taoiseach led mourners at State f... [Published Irish Times - Aug 26 2014]
Former Taoiseach dies after Alzheimer battle [Published Evening Echo - Aug 21 2014]
Ministerial Statement needed on Ebola Procedure... [Published Fianna Fail - Aug 15 2014]
Varadkar selling out patients over free GP care [Published Irish Examiner - Aug 12 2014]
Minister must secure resources to tackle overcr... [Published Fianna Fail - Aug 08 2014]
Kelleher warns Varadkar on ‘nominal’ fees for f... [Published Noodls - Aug 08 2014]
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