Monthly Archives: February 2018

Reports from Leo Varadkar’s Strategic Communications Unit on visits to government PR teams in London and the Netherlands

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar’s €5 million communications unit was warned of the dangers of getting caught in a “parliamentary bubble” in a special briefing from the UK government’s premiere public relations guru. Two senior members of the Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) visited London in September for a high-level briefing with senior personnel in Britain’s Government Communication… Read More »

Correspondence between government and Facebook on controversial proposal to tie social media accounts to official identification documents

This is all correspondence between junior minister at the Department of Health Jim Daly and other organisations about his plan to link social media accounts to official forms of identity like passports or public services cards. The plan has already been rejected by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar but Mr Daly does not appear to have given… Read More »

Department of Health documents on difficulties in monitoring medical consultants and their work in public hospitals

AN INTERNAL report has revealed the chaos behind trying to manage the contracts of medical consultants and ensuring they work all the hours they are supposed to in public hospitals. The document effectively admits that for many consultants, the HSE has no way of monitoring their earnings or private practice to ensure they fulfil their… Read More »