Group protest outside the home of health minister

Growing anger over nurses’ strike and children’s hospital overrun.

Sligo News File.

Protestors earlier today staged a protest outside the home of the health minister, Harris.

Meanwhile, public anger over the government’s handling of the nurses’ strike and the multi-million euro overrun on Dublin’s new children’s hospital is growing.

A video placed online claims Harris is not qualified for the job and references issues including the smear test scandal and the hospital trolley crisis.

The video adds: “Simon is part of Fine Gael party the same party who voted for the eviction bill to be signed.”

The group, who apparently said the protest was about “austerity” dispersed quietly.

The protest has been condemned by the government-backing Fianna Fáil party.