VARADKAR: LESS HOSPITAL BEDS WILL PUT THEM UNDER PRESSURE

    We now know why the health service is in a mess. Varadkar has dropped the PR spin and revealed his true philosophy. He said ‘when they have more beds and more resources, that’s what kind of slows it down. Because they [hospital staff] don’t feel as much under pressure.’ The INMO estimates that…

Sinn Féin & DUP sign up to austerity- People Before Profit statement

  People Before Profit Cllr Gerry Carroll has hit out at the Assembly for agreeing an austerity budget that is “an attack on ordinary people, on our services, and a handout to big business.”  “The DUP and Sinn Fein have touted this deal as a ‘fresh start’ for people,” said Cllr Carroll. “It is anything…

Cork Housing Crisis – Getting Worse, Not Better.

Cork City and County still suffering from government indifference to the critical situations of housing, homelessness, and precarious tenancies. The Housing Crisis in Ireland has spiraled to new heights and this government refuses to take any significant measures to address it. The profit before people theme running through all their policies continues to hammer ordinary…

The Irish Health System: Unequal, Unworkable, Unfair

Unaffordable GP care. Two year consultant waiting lists. Bed shortages. Staff shortages. Ambulance shortages. Unsafe working conditions. Patients seriously ill on trolleys. Chronically underfunded critical care. Soaring health insurance costs. Infection-riddled hospitals. Insufficient acute rehabilitation. Dangerously overworked medical staff. A&E closures. Abusive residential care environments. Declining doctor to patient ratios. This is the Irish healthcare…