INMO chief refutes Croker criticism

INMO chief refutes Croker criticism
INMO General Secretary Liam Doran

The head of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has refuted claims that the Croke Park deal has failed to deliver real changes in the public sector.

Liam Doran dismissed the comments made by Labour Party TD Sean Sherlock describing them as "sniping".

Mr Doran also reiterated the importance of remodeling health care delivery in Ireland.

The INMO chief expressed his confidence in the future of the Croke Park deal.

"The feedback we have received in the past week from… the Government is that they are sticking with the terms (of the Croke Park agreement) at the moment - what they want is delivery," Mr Doran said.

"The public service has more than taken its hit, and in my view there also has to be some debate, even in these darkest of times, of where is the floor with the regard to the provision of public health services that are absolutely essential."


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