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Despite a huge increase in government spending on healthcare over the last 30 years the Irish system is dogged with a reputation for under-performance. Ireland is an outlier amongst our EU neighbours because of the significant role that private healthcare plays in our system. Movement towards the Sláintecare vision of one universal health service for all seems to proceed at a glacial pace, and there are suspicions that there are figures within the system, both public and private, who are determined to block progress. Is this all true, or are opinions formed by a media determined to focus only on bad news? After all Irish people now live longer lives than ever before, and outcomes for many diseases have shown great improvement. Are things getting better or getting worse? Join us on Tuesday 25th October at 6:30 in the Fitzgerald Chamber as we listen to our esteemed guests as they provide their views. With speakers including Siobhan de Paor (INMO), DEP David Cullinane TD (Sinn Fein), Dr Stephen Hatton and Dr Cormac Taylor and more. This debate is not to be missed and as always refreshments will be provided after the debate!