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

Nov 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 13,395 Views 47 Comments

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.

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

May 20th 2017, 8:30 AM 13,258 Views 27 Comments

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

Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned TWICE
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Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned TWICE

Jan 27th 2015, 9:43 PM 13,063 Views 45 Comments

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.

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?
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Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?

Jul 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 61 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Jul 11th 2014, 10:08 PM 20,784 Views 94 Comments

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