Dr Michael Harty: said the Taoiseach balked at the cost of implementing the “Future of Healthcare” report, which requires additional annual spending of €700 million.

Independent TD Dr Michael Harty says he decided to withdraw support from the Government after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar refused to back the speedy implem(...)

Michael Healy-Rae wants to see a minister for rural affairs position created. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Independent Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has declined to rule himself out of becoming a minister for rural affairs in the next government after he revea(...)