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#poison chalice

# poison-chalice - Monday 13 November, 2017

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?

As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.

# poison-chalice - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Simon and Leo beware - not everyone who inherits a country ends up enjoying it

Ruling a country without having been elected can be an endeavour fraught with danger.

# poison-chalice - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned TWICE

The man was allegedly poisoned by a cup of tea laced with polonium-210 in 2006 and publicly accused Vladamir Putin of ordering his killing before he died three weeks later.

# poison-chalice - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?

The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.

# poison-chalice - Friday 11 July, 2014

Varadkar: I don't know if I'll be able to turn the poison chalice into sweet wine HSE

Varadkar: I don't know if I'll be able to turn the poison chalice into sweet wine

The new Minister for Health says he will need a full financial year to turn the Department around – everything going to plan.

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