Kathy Sheridan: We have the right to know who is obstructing desperately needed Sláintecare

Give Robert Watt a chance to do the seemingly impossible and fix this plan

Robert Watt, secretary general at the Department of Health, has been tasked with driving through Sláintecare reforms following the resignations of Laura Magahy and Prof Tom Keane.  Photograph: Collins

Robert Watt, secretary general at the Department of Health, has been tasked with driving through Sláintecare reforms following the resignations of Laura Magahy and Prof Tom Keane. Photograph: Collins

In his early Apple years, Steve Jobs managed by sheer mental force to generate a “reality distortion field” (RDF) that could redefine what was possible. Or so it was said. He refused to accept limitations that stood in the way of his ideas, first by convincing himself, then – because the “field” was so powerful, obviously – convincing others that they too could do the impossible.

It all sounds like think-yourself-to-success hooey. It also sounds a tad dangerous. It was similarly visionary monomaniacs who brought us Brexit and other catastrophes.

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