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the reshuffle

Video: Does Leo Varadkar want to be Minister for Health?

His name’s being linked with the role, as speculation continues ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle. But what does the Transport Minister think?

LEO VARADKAR’S INSISTING he’d like to stay where he is in the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle.

The Transport & Tourism minister has long been linked with a move to the Department of Health — with speculation intensifying once again in recent weeks, following the local and European elections.

Varadkar gave a strong defence of current Health Minister James Reilly at the weekend, telling the Sunday Independent his Cabinet colleague had been “asked to do the impossible” in attempting to reform and expand health services “while taking billions out of the system”.

And while Reilly’s widely expected to be moved on from the health portfolio in the coming weeks, his Fine Gael colleague told reporters he had no great desire to replace him.

“I’m very happy to stay where I am, and I’d like to stay where I am,” he told reporters today.

Of course, Varadkar also added the obligitory:

Obviously I serve at the discretion of the Taoiseach.


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