Health Minister greeted with silence at INMO conference – apologises for offensive ‘quip’

first_img Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Previous articleFive people rescued from stricken boat in Donegal BayNext articleHarps take on League leaders Longford News Highland The Minister for Health Dr James Reilly was this afternoon greeted with silence when he arrived to make his speech to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation conference Letterkenny.The Minister was addressing the conference on its final day.There was a small amount of heckling during his speech, but delegates clapped when the minister announced the establishment of the post of chief nursing officer at the Department of Health:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/reil1.mp3[/podcast]There was some controversy – as the minister left the hall a section of the audience began shouting “no more cuts” – one delegate began to sing and was told by the Health Minister not to give up the day jobDr Reilly confirmed he later explained to the delegate in person that he didn’t mean any offence:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/reilly2.mp3[/podcast]Yesterday,delegates at the conference voted unanimously in favour of an emergency motion on Croke Park II which could lead to industrial action.Minister Reilly said talks would continue to try and avert any strike action:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/reilly3.mp3[/podcast]Delegates listen to Minister Reilly’s speech RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 WhatsApp By News Highland – May 10, 2013 Facebook Google+ Pinterest Health Minister greeted with silence at INMO conference – apologises for offensive ‘quip’ Twitter WhatsApp Health Minister addressing INMO delegates in Letterkenny Google+ Twitter Pinterest News Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Facebook Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglarylast_img read more

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