Addressing the capacity issue in our health service

On 9th August Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD launched the parties document on addressing the capacity issues faced in our A&E departments. This document represents some of Sinn Féin’s solutions to the crisis. We need to increase capacity & address the issues of recruitment and retention as a matter of urgency. Sinn Féin have the policies and political will to address this crisis.

A 32 county health policy


On the 22nd August I was very pleased to speak at an event in Derry organised by Martina Anderson looking at the impact of Brexit on peoples health.

The plight of children with Scoliosis

On the 21st September I raised with the Minister for Health the plight of children with scoliosis awaiting surgery and the worring possibility that the Government will miss their own waiting time targets.

Leaders Questions with Frances Fitzgerald

On the 9th of November I spoke at Leaders’ Questions and asked the Government to undertake an investigation into the current and historical use of the drug sodium valproate, better known in Ireland as Epilim.

Our plans for a National Health Service for Ireland: SFAF17


This is my contribution to the televised section of the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis from Dublin in November 2017. The solution for healthcare in Ireland is a national health system, free at the point of use.


[this needs the politics put in – couple of lines from speech then links to full copies – will be front and centre top 3 vids)

Questioning the Minister for Health about Consultants contracts

On the 22nd November in the Health Committee I questioned the Minister for Health on the Primetime Investigates programme of the previous evening on RTE. This showed serious failures in HSE oversight and some consultants disgracefully abusing the system and breaking their contracts by not working their publically contracted hours.