If James Reilly had been offered the health portfolio anywhere else but Ireland, the course of action available to him would have been clear and simple - either get rid of the interests in private nursing homes and health clinics, or don’t take the job. By Philip O'Connor.
The real problem with James Reilly appearing in Stubbs Gazette is not the fact that he is officially a deadbeat minister in our deadbeat nation.
It is our moral bankruptcy when it comes to his conflict of interest.
Reilly is a man who, as part of the current cabinet, insists that we pay every penny of the debt foisted upon us by his ilk.
Obviously the same doesn’t apply to his private affairs.Add a comment