Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

Business of Special Committee

Photo of Richard Boyd BarrettRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance) | Oireachtas source

I will not labour the point as we need to get on with business but this is closing the door after the horse has bolted. The Government has made a major announcement that it is going to change the deal and hand back much of the private capacity without us discussing the extent to which we need that private capacity, whether it is the best way, if we should be going back to the two-tier system or if, as some of us believe, we should be going forward to a national public health system. This is pre-empting all of that and our oversight becomes meaningless.


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