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#Billy Kelleher

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

The Explainer: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

Jul 8th 2020, 6:45 AM 7,943 Views 15 Comments

And is it here to stay?

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher apologises for not self-isolating when returning for election of Taoiseach
# Brussels
# Brussels

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher apologises for not self-isolating when returning for election of Taoiseach

Jul 5th 2020, 3:27 PM 38,870 Views 97 Comments

Kelleher said it was “an error of judgement” to attend the Dáil sitting in the Convention Centre.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

'Nefarious actors are at the root of Covid-19 fake news - and they are part of dangerous geo-political games'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Nefarious actors are at the root of Covid-19 fake news - and they are part of dangerous geo-political games'

Apr 7th 2020, 8:04 PM 42,117 Views 72 Comments

We have a habit of thinking in Ireland that the likes of Russia, China or the alt-right in the United States have no interest in our country. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, writes Ireland South MEP Billy Kelleher.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 10 January, 2020

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Jan 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,067 Views 27 Comments

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 7 July, 2019

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on
# New Recruits
# New Recruits

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on

Jul 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 23,756 Views 34 Comments

Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 28 June, 2019

Mick Wallace becomes emotional during last Dáil address before he heads off to Europe

Mick Wallace becomes emotional during last Dáil address before he heads off to Europe

Jun 28th 2019, 11:29 AM 40,458 Views 66 Comments

Wallace is one of four TDs elected to the European Parliament.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 16th 2019, 4:46 PM 19,682 Views 44 Comments

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
# Rebel City
# Rebel City

'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

May 19th 2018, 1:28 PM 11,836 Views 138 Comments

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
# Healthy Eating
# Healthy Eating

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

Mar 4th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,006 Views 18 Comments

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
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

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

Jan 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 7,121 Views 22 Comments

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'
# Mixed Messages
# Mixed Messages

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

Jan 16th 2018, 7:45 PM 19,209 Views 236 Comments

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
# Overbudget
# Overbudget

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

Sep 2nd 2017, 11:00 AM 11,403 Views 39 Comments

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
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

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

Jul 31st 2017, 9:34 AM 8,370 Views 17 Comments

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
# Critical
# Critical

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

Jul 29th 2017, 4:03 PM 13,602 Views 22 Comments

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
# Contamination
# Contamination

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

May 26th 2017, 7:02 PM 26,398 Views 27 Comments

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
# Fergal Hickey
# Fergal Hickey

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

Sep 6th 2016, 1:54 PM 19,519 Views 38 Comments

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'
# Commuter Worries
# Commuter Worries

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

Mar 20th 2016, 2:16 PM 10,274 Views 39 Comments

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
# First Class
# First Class

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

Dec 17th 2015, 6:10 AM 9,935 Views 79 Comments

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'
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

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

Nov 10th 2015, 1:22 PM 10,261 Views 43 Comments

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
# Thatcherite
# Thatcherite

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

Nov 6th 2015, 4:35 PM 24,905 Views 145 Comments

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
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

Leo Varadkar is being accused of leaking his own email

Sep 29th 2015, 4:45 PM 27,098 Views 56 Comments

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
# After Micheál
# After Micheál

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

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 33,722 Views 113 Comments

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
# Complex Issue
# Complex Issue

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

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 31,252 Views 115 Comments

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 Dazzler
# Bobby Dazzler

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

May 26th 2015, 3:20 PM 16,213 Views 59 Comments

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
# Big Spenders
# Big Spenders

Fianna Fáil wants a new tax... on sugar

Apr 21st 2015, 12:30 PM 13,886 Views 117 Comments

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

# billy-kelleher - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power

Apr 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 17,454 Views 119 Comments

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
# Everything Is Spinning
# Everything Is Spinning

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

Mar 24th 2015, 6:28 PM 13,321 Views 15 Comments

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
# Analysis

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

Mar 18th 2015, 9:30 PM 24,025 Views 54 Comments

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
# War Of Words

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

Feb 24th 2015, 4:00 PM 14,057 Views 43 Comments

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
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country

Jan 6th 2015, 10:20 PM 14,885 Views 76 Comments

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
# Trolleywatch
# Trolleywatch

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

Jan 6th 2015, 9:55 PM 39,542 Views 224 Comments

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
# Nmbi
# Nmbi

Varadkar: Nurses must sort out registration fee dispute amongst themselves

Jan 3rd 2015, 7:15 AM 12,833 Views 109 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Dec 21st 2014, 6:45 PM 9,425 Views 37 Comments

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
# Moving Fast
# Moving Fast

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

Dec 3rd 2014, 12:11 PM 5,439 Views 90 Comments

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
# You're Not Getting In
# You're Not Getting In

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

Nov 25th 2014, 2:55 PM 21,282 Views 63 Comments

Billy Kelleher vs Julien Blanc.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 24 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 24th 2014, 7:05 PM 7,905 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Junior Doctor
# Junior Doctor

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

Oct 23rd 2014, 12:32 PM 10,752 Views 21 Comments

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
# Leo

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

Oct 3rd 2014, 10:45 PM 12,507 Views 16 Comments

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
# Not Repealing The 8th
# Not Repealing The 8th

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

Sep 30th 2014, 4:46 PM 19,062 Views 21 Comments

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
# Patient Patients
# Patient Patients

More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists

Sep 24th 2014, 7:45 AM 12,366 Views 72 Comments

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

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