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From TheJournal.ie Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it? Poison Chalice

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?

As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.

From TheJournal.ie Simon and Leo beware - not everyone who inherits a country ends up enjoying it Poison Chalice

Simon and Leo beware - not everyone who inherits a country ends up enjoying it

Ruling a country without having been elected can be an endeavour fraught with danger.

From TheJournal.ie Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned TWICE Poison Chalice

Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned TWICE

The man was allegedly poisoned by a cup of tea laced with polonium-210 in 2006 and publicly accused Vladamir Putin of ordering his killing before he died three weeks later.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse? Poison Chalice

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?

The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: I don't know if I'll be able to turn the poison chalice into sweet wine HSE

Varadkar: I don't know if I'll be able to turn the poison chalice into sweet wine

The new Minister for Health says he will need a full financial year to turn the Department around – everything going to plan.