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#Billy Kelleher

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow

Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil

More than half of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party are backing a No vote next week.

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 4 March, 2018

17 Irish hospitals have yet to roll out calorie counts on menus

Improving the standard of food has been highlighted as a priority by Health Minister Simon Harris.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 19 January, 2018

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Taoiseach to make his own views known on abortion in a 'couple of weeks'

The were calls for the Taoiseach to put his views on abortion on the record today.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'A very significant sum of money': The HSE is spending a lot more than it planned on agency staff

In the first six months of the year, the HSE spent just over €180 million on agency staff.

# billy-kelleher - Monday 31 July, 2017

Children with potential mental health issues have been waiting over a year for a psychologist

Almost a third of children on waiting-lists have been waiting for over a year.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 29 July, 2017

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans

The HSE said it’s been “working to establish a system to track waiting lists for a range of diagnostic procedures”.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Questions need to be asked' after outbreak of superbug at Dublin hospital

The CPE superbig was identified in Tallaght Hospital in mid-2015.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Patients needing urgent brain surgery are turned away from Ireland's second-biggest hospital

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar told TheJournal.ie that long waiting times have unfortunately been the norm for decades in Ireland.

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 20 March, 2016

New government needs to act to avoid 'season of transport strikes'

Luas and Irish Rail workers are looking for pay increases.

# billy-kelleher - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Enda thinks Leo is doing an 'excellent job' in Health

The Taoiseach has come to the defence of the Health Minister, but won’t say if he’ll be reappointed if the government is re-elected.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

'Leo needs to accept he's not the David Attenborough of the health service'

Fianna Fáil says the Health Minister is “observing from a distance” rather than taking action.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 6 November, 2015

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Leo Varadkar is being accused of leaking his own email

Fianna Fáil says that an email in the Irish Times came about because of ‘self-serving leaks’.

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment

Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

A 'male and stale' Fianna Fáil welcomed its newest TD to Leinster House today

Bobby Aylward’s arrival in the Dáil has been somewhat overshadowed by the Averil Power resignation.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Fianna Fáil wants a new tax... on sugar

The party has unveiled its long-awaited health policy today.

# billy-kelleher - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Alcohol companies may have learned some lessons from the fight against Big Tobacco

A health committee was looking at the government’s proposed new alcohol laws today.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?) Analysis This post contains videos

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?)

Analysis: The party is continuing to perform poorly in opinion polls, leading some to question its direction.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

These two are not happy about Leo's sly digs at Micheál Martin War Of Words This post contains videos

These two are not happy about Leo's sly digs at Micheál Martin

Varadkar’s labelling of Martin as the leader of “the third party” has not gone down well.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country

This comes after news of planned industrial action at Beaumont Hospital – one of the worst affected by overcrowding.

Leo Varadkar 'will return tomorrow' as Adams accuses him of being AWOL

The Department of Health says that Varadkar has been kept abreast of the situation.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Varadkar: Nurses must sort out registration fee dispute amongst themselves

The Health Minister said he is monitoring the situation but can’t step in.

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Election 2015? Fianna Fáil is selecting general election candidates next week

The Soldiers of Destiny aren’t hanging around…

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

This TD wants a 'sick and abusive' pick-up artist banned from Ireland

Billy Kelleher vs Julien Blanc.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 24 October, 2014

Varadkar: Clearly if Mr Kelleher was minister, things would be much worse

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher criticised the Health Minister’s approach to HSE waiting lists, with 41,600 people waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment.

# billy-kelleher - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he 'wore a white coat'

The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 3 October, 2014

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry' Leo

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'

The Minister for Health said he will bring a series of proposals to Cabinet in the coming weeks on discretionary medical card reform.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

'I'll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage' - Varadkar

The Health Minister said that the Government has no plans to update the Constitution in relation to abortion.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists

The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 19 April, 2014

€532 million hole proves that health budget is "not fit for purpose" says Fianna Fáil

Billy Kelleher says the HSE’s budget is based on “flaky assumptions”.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

'More people and more vehicles': Fianna Fáil's solution to the 'crisis' in the ambulance service

The party has tabled a motion on the ambulance service for debate in the Dáil tonight and tomorrow and reckons that the service needs 400 extra staff.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Children making their communion being 'paraded into tanning shops to perk up their tans'

The Dáil debated legislation to ban sunbed use among under 18s this morning.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

'In my 21 years in Leinster House I cannot remember anything like this happening before'

Six hours of debate on the controversial HSE Service Plan have been reduced to three, prompting outrage from Fianna Fáil.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys

Reilly was challenged by Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher in the Dáil today after it emerged almost 400 people were on trolleys across the country in one day this week.

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Opposition parties slam government over 'last-minute changes' to HSE Service Plan

A spokesperson for Health Minister James Reilly has confirmed that the language of the HSE Service Plan was changed after Cabinet approved extra funding for the Department of Health.

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