View Irish language version of this page JOIN US DONATE

Cllr Emmet Doyle: Irish Students Rendered Ineligible for Medical Internships by HSE

Responding to worrying reports of HSE barring Irish students from the north of Ireland from Medical Internships, Aontú Cllr for Derry & Candidate for the Foyle Constituency, Emmet Doyle, has hit out at the decision to bar medical students from interning with the HSE – at a time when healthcare capacity of the HSE has been so thoroughly decimated.


Cllr Emmet Doyle: “It is a slap in the face for medical students on the island of Ireland to be barred from interning with the HSE, especially when the HSE needs staff. These are students on the island of Ireland, who are being told they are ineligible to work in the HSE, because the HSE is enforcing partition to our cost. These are students who are talented and capable, but are facing flagrant discrimination because of where their postcode is situated. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been repeatedly told that the pandemic does not recognise borders. Yet the HSE is contradicting that message by imposing a hard border on the healthcare of the Irish people. I call upon the Fianna Fáil Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, to clarify whether the HSE is preventing students from the island of Ireland interning in the HSE and if this is the case to order the immediate cessation of this discriminatory policy.”

By Aontú Press | 19 January, 2022

Related Posts

The Irish political system is radically broken

In Ireland the vast majority of elected representatives put a finger in the air to check which way the political wind is blowing. They have one eye on their leaders – seeking brownie points – and another eye keeping their seat safe. If elected reps shut up and do as they’re told, they are promoted; if they stand up for what they believe in, they are demoted. No wonder we have the political class we have. No wonder one point one billion euro is being buried in a hole under the National Children’s Hospital and that Stormont is in stalemate.

Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.