Never Let A Controversy Get In The Way Of A ‘Good News’ Story

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Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said the Government allowed a “good news” story about the development of primary care facilities to be dominated by a controversy about where they were located.

Speaking yesterday about the continuing controversy, he said “that’s not an achievement that I’m proud of but that’s what happened”.

The controversy over primary care facilities reignited over the weekend after The Irish Times reported that two centres, at Balbriggan and Swords in Dr Reilly’s constituency, were added the evening before the full list was published by the Government last July.

Damn those pesky facts.

Damn them.

Rabbitte defends Reilly in primary care site controversy (Martin Wall, Mary Minihan, Arthur Beesley, Irish Times)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)