Dáil debates

Thursday, 26 June 2014

12:45 pm

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Dublin Central, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

The HSE will need a supplementary budget again this year which will be even bigger than that of last year.

If reports are to be believed, it appears that a further €500 million is going to be needed. Does the Minister accept that he, the Government and the members of the Economic Management Council got it wrong when they imposed an additional €666 million in cuts to the health budget? Will he, on behalf of the Government, commit to protecting the health budget from further cuts, either this year or in the budget for 2015?


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