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Róisín Shortall thinks Eamon Gilmore was out of touch, in denial and should have quit sooner

The former junior minister and Labour TD gave a wide-ranging interview to this week.

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FORMER JUNIOR HEALTH minister Róisín Shortall has no shortage of views on James Reilly, the current state of the health service and the state of her former party, Labour.

In an in-depth interview with at our offices in Dublin this week, Shortall discussed events in health in the nearly two years since she left the department.

We also asked about the current state of the Labour – a party she has “no plans” to rejoin - whether Eamon Gilmore should have gone sooner and what she thought of that infamous ‘Every Little Hurts’ ad.

Outside of the political game we asked about the latest abortion case and whether she thinks the government needs to repeal the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act.

We also asked the Dublin North-West TD whether she thinks she’ll ever be a minister again?

Watch the interview above.

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked

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