Medical Cards for seriously ill people.

Discretionary medical cards for children with cancer have become a hot topic. It appears that there are 20,000 fewer discretionary medical cards than there were three years ago.

The HSE man in charge should review this and offer an explanation. It is unfair to name him I think. He will have the Nuremburg defense – only following orders.

BUT Dr James Reilly has flown another Phoenix Park kite last week and said that children under 5 would be given medical cards. I could hear the cock crow!

And the bulls remained quiet.