Billy Kelleher

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Name: Billy Kelleher
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Former Taoiseach dies after Alzheimer battle

FORMER Taoiseach Albert Reynolds was hailed today for his “immense legacy” and as a man who kickstarted the Northern Ireland peace process when it mattered.Mr Reynolds, who served as Taoiseach from February 1992 to December 1994, passed away aged 81 just ... [Published Evening Echo - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Ministerial Statement needed on Ebola Procedures in Ireland – FF

Posted on 15/08/14 by Billy KelleherFianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has expressed relief following confirmation that the Ebola virus has been ruled out as the source of illness of a patient in an Irish hospital, but has called on the ... [Published Fianna Fail - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Varadkar selling out patients over free GP care

New health minister Leo Varadkar has been accused of selling out patients to win over doctor support for the Government’s "free" GP care plan, after suggesting the policy may now involve a €5-10 "nominal" fee.The claim was made by Sinn Féin health spokesperson ... [Published Irish Examiner - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Minister must secure resources to tackle overcrowding crisis – Kelleher

Posted on 08/08/14 by Billy KelleherFianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says the Minister for Health needs to do more to tackle the increasing number of patients on hospital trolleys. The latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives ... [Published Fianna Fail - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Kelleher warns Varadkar on ‘nominal’ fees for free GP care

Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson Billy Kelleher has expressed concern that new Health Minister Leo Varadkar is breaking government promises on free GP care. Three years ago the government committed to Universal Primary Care, which "will remove fees for ... [Published Noodls - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

New Health Minister Leo Varadkar insists there is 'no scope' for further cuts to health service

Minister Varadkar also says last year’s plans for the Budget were proven to be unachievableLeo Varadkar has insisted there is no scope for further cuts to the health service.The new Health Minister said there cannot be any more unrealistic Budget plans ... [Published Irish Mirror - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Delay on universal health insurance plan welcomed

The decision by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to delay the introduction of universal health insurance (UHI) has been widely welcomed.Mr Varadkar said universal insurance for health was “still the vision” but it was important to “get it right”.The Government ... [Published Irish Times - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Debt warning as moneylenders target families

ILLEGAL moneylenders are charging up to 400pc per quarter for term loans while legal moneylenders are charging anywhere between 180pc and 270pc annual interest.The revelation came as the Society of St Vincent de Paul warned that the Government needs to ... [Published Evening Herald - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Nurses pay should be on agenda at LRC discussions – Kelleher

Posted on 03/08/14 by Billy KelleherFianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher is calling on the Health Minister to reverse cuts imposed on graduate nurses salaries, as part of a wider review of consultants pay.  Talks between the Irish Medical ... [Published Fianna Fail - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Waiting lists increasing despite Government promises – Kelleher

Posted on 30/07/14 by Billy KelleherFianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says Minister Varadkar needs to urgently tackle hospital waiting lists before the crisis spirals out of control.  The latest figures reveal there was another increase ... [Published Fianna Fail - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

FF seeks debate on publication of GP and dentist earnings

Fianna Fáil has called for a wide-ranging debate on the publication of the earnings by GPs, dentists and other contractors from the HSE.The move comes in the wake of the decision of the HSE to remove from its website details of State payments running ... [Published Irish Times - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Litany of complaints over food service in hospitals

ELDERLY patients going without food for hours, dementia and stroke victims left to feed themselves and a coeliac given frozen gluten-free bread are just some of a litany of food and feeding complaints received by hospitals. The shocking revelations, in ... [Published Irish Independent - Jul 28 2014]

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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."
"the problem then is that another loan is required to clear the remainder of the first loan and the person finds themselves trapped in a spiralling cycle of debt" Opposition Health Spokesman Billy Kelleher (FF) warned

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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]
Shortage of GPs poses threat to Varadkar's heal... [Published Irish Independent - Aug 06 2014]
Delay on universal health insurance plan welcomed [Published Irish Times - Aug 06 2014]
New Health Minister Leo Varadkar insists there ... [Published Irish Mirror - Aug 05 2014]
Debt warning as moneylenders target families [Published Evening Herald - Aug 05 2014]
Minister Varadkar needs to scrap compulsory hea... [Published Fianna Fail - Aug 05 2014]
Nurses pay should be on agenda at LRC discussio... [Published Fianna Fail - Aug 03 2014]
Waiting lists increasing despite Government pro... [Published Fianna Fail - Jul 30 2014]
FF seeks debate on publication of GP and dentis... [Published Irish Times - Jul 29 2014]
Litany of complaints over food service in hospi... [Published Irish Independent - Jul 28 2014]
Committee Should Examine Information Lock-Down ... [Published Fianna Fail - Jul 25 2014]
Kelleher welcomes Govt U-Turn on medical cards [Published Fianna Fail - Jul 19 2014]
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