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#health budget

# health-budget - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

# health-budget - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

FactCheck: Has the government actually cut the mental health budget by €20 million?

FactCheck looks into a major claim that took hold online over the weekend.

# health-budget - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Leo's Christmas wish: He wanted €500m... He's being given almost €200m extra

The supplementary health budget has been announced. And it’s a whopper.

# health-budget - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Varadkar hits out at doctors saying he wishes the IMO 'knew their facts'

He also revealed that the latest HSE service plan will be published in around three or four weeks time.

# health-budget - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

'It's just not true': Leo insists the government didn't cook the books

The Health Minister has been responding to claims from Micheál Martin that the government “cooked the books” in health.

# health-budget - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Tax cuts shouldn't come at expense of health services, Varadkar warns

Michael Noonan said last week that any tax breaks would have to be paid for elsewhere in the system.

# health-budget - Friday 1 August, 2014

Up to 3,000 doctors set to leave Ireland

The National Association of General Practitioners is hoping that Leo Varadkar will step in to reverse cuts which affect them.

# health-budget - Friday 18 July, 2014

HSE reports €163m deficit for first five months of the year

Latest patient and financial figures show scale of the task facing the new Health Minister…

# health-budget - Monday 2 June, 2014

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

# health-budget - Saturday 19 April, 2014

€532 million hole proves that health budget is "not fit for purpose" says Fianna Fáil

Billy Kelleher says the HSE’s budget is based on “flaky assumptions”.

# health-budget - Sunday 12 January, 2014

IMO: 'Government need to explain cabinet memo stating more funds needed to ensure patient safety'

The IMO said the government has systematically reduced resources to General Practice in recent years by over €150 million.

# health-budget - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

'That's not what I do': Kathleen Lynch says she never threatened to resign

“Fantasy” is how the Minister of State described claims she threatened to resign over mental health funding.

# health-budget - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Health Budget measures could have “dangerous and unintended” consequences, GPs warn

The doctors’ group is warning that measures like the downgrading of medical cards for 35,000 pensioners could cause problems down the line.

# health-budget - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'

How €113 million will be saved in ‘medical card probity’ was a key issue at today’s health budget briefing.

# health-budget - Friday 4 October, 2013

'Cum spiro, spero': Reilly hopes there won't be an overrun in the health budget

The Health Minister probably meant ‘dum spiro, spero’…

# health-budget - Monday 24 December, 2012

Mahon, Reilly, Savita: Game-changing political moments of 2012

Unlike 2011 this was not a year of any seismic shifts in Irish politics but there were plenty of stand-out moments which will have repercussions going into next year and most of them involved one man…