So surprise surprise the Labour Party motion was defeated. I have to say that some of the arguments used against it were so spurious as to call the integrity of those making those arguments into question. The decision of Fine Gael to abstain was strange to say the least. Their main argument seems to be that the bill was flawed. This comes straight from the rear end of a bull. There seems to be a new breed of neo-con in the Fine Gael party that looks for free trade in everything. It throws a new light onto all the promises of support from FG TDs who had been talking to pharmacists all over the country.
You were called up to the mark and you were found wanting!
Apart from that there seemed to be a lot of conciliatory talk so all may not be so bad. I think that a lot of FF TDs are embarrassed by the antics of the HSE and just want it reined in. If this translates to action further down the road remains to be seen.