Just came across this article from the 5th October (Sub. Required).
Mary Harney is expressing frustration with the media for asking questions about waiting lists. Like all Irish politicians Mary has an amazing capacity to drift off into wonderland when reality tries to encroach on her world.
According to Mary being on a waiting list is no different than waiting for a bus.
“Every day of the week there’s people waiting for buses but we don’t talk about people waiting for buses”.
Mary doesn’t have to wait for a bus; neither does she have to wait for health care.
She will never find herself in Susie Long’s position, waiting to die because she couldn’t afford health care.
Mary is just frustrated, she’s lucky