The latest revelations on the Primary Care debacle highlight the top 5 Government members are ALL embroiled in the fight to save their own skins. It is unlikely that the Taoiseach and Tanaiste can discipline Government Ministers whilst being "up to their necks" in the controversy themselves.
James is determined that he will not go down alone or possibly not go down at all if he can implicate others.-
http://www.independent.ie/national-n...y-3251561.htmlBlame spreads as Health Minister reveals he 'consulted' Taoiseach and Tanaiste over additions to primary care list
The Minister for Health, James Reilly, has revealed that he "consulted" the Taoiseach and the Tanaiste in a critical two-week period in July during which he increased from 20 to 35 the number of primary health care centre locations around the country.
In an admission which will spread the blame for a controversy that has dogged the Government, Dr Reilly told the Sunday Independent yesterday that the Public Expenditure and Reform Minister, Brendan Howlin was also kept in the loop when proposed centres at Balbriggan, Swords, as well as Roscommon and Kilkenny were added to the priority list.
The Sunday Independent can today also reveal that Dr Reilly held a meeting with Phil Hogan in relation to primary care centres, before he added a centre in the Environment Minister's constituency to a list of where they should be located. The meeting, which is recorded in Dr Reilly's ministerial diary, took place on February 29 and is listed as "re primary care".
This thread is being "kicked off" with the PCC debacle as an example but is for the highlighting of Government actions to save themselves.................