Health Minister Leo Varadkar and irish Times writer Miriam Lord at the Fine Gael ‘Think-in’ in the Fota Island Resort, Co Cork today
He’s a big boy.
“Mr Varadkar had said people would be €5 or €10 better off weekly after the Budget, prompting a rebuke from Mr Kenny that details of a Budget are not discussed before the Cabinet make their decisions collectively.
Speaking today, Mr Varadkar said: “I don’t mind being slapped down or scolded.I’m a big boy and I’m willing to take a degree of criticism from time to time, but at the same time, you know this isn’t about me; it’s not about my dignity, it’s not about my ego. It’s about frontline staff and it’s about patients, it’s about our health services which affect all of us and I think everyone in Government needs to get behind our health service.”