RTE Frontline: IMO Vice-President discussed the effect of public sector retirements
Station: RTE One
Programme: The Frontline
Topic: Pat Kenny examined the shortfalls in staff affecting key areas of the public service as mass retirements loom. The panel included Ciaran Cannon Fine Gael TD, Donal Donovan, formerly of the IMF, and Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Fein TD.
Dr Paul McKeown, IMO Vice -President spoke from the audience, as did representatives from the INMO, the GRA and teachers' unions.
This is an extract only, and contains the contribution from Dr McKeown. The programme can be listened to in full on the RTE website.
Presenter (Pat Kenny):
Alright Doctor Paul McKeown is with the IMO, a specialist in public health. From the doctor’s side of things, the consultant’s side of things, are they concerned? First of all at your depleting numbers, a few consultants will go, but also the kind of back up that you need with nursing staff?