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This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?
A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.
'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'
Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.
If universal health insurance isn't dead, then when on earth will it actually happen?
The government maintains it is committed to a UHI model. But there’s no chance of it happening soon.
Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
Here's why Leo Varadkar is looking to avoid 'land mines in Angola'
Analysis: The Health Minister’s intervention on universal health insurance yesterday is all about managing expectations.
Universal health insurance by 2019? No chance, says Varadkar
The new Health Minister says the plan is “too ambitious”.
Doctors' organisation says politics getting in way of patient treatment
IMO President Dr Matthew Sadlier was also critical of the free GP care plan and Universal Health Insurance proposals.
'Appalling indignity': Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors
Mary Lou McDonald said that the coalition has to date “flatly and coldly refused the Bethany survivors the dignity of recognition”.
How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you?
Minister Reilly said he doesn’t know but if we’d implemented it last year, it would have cost less than €920 on average.
Insurance for all and state subsidies: Universal Health Insurance paper published
The Taoiseach says the plan is a delivery on a promise of change.
'It doesn't have to be like this': Micheál Martin outlines the Fianna Fáil alternative
The Fianna Fáil leader has delivered a keynote speech to delegates at the party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight, criticising the government’s policies towards the elderly and said the party will oppose universal health insurance.
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about Ukraine mobilising for war, John Gilligan being in a stable condition and Oscar Night.
Reilly: Some say we can't afford UHI - but we can't afford the current system
Health Minister James Reilly was speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin this evening.
Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks
The long-awaited plan could come before the cabinet as early as Tuesday.
Minister admits health plans 'not very detailed' and 'there are still difficulties'
Kathleen Lynch has said that there are difficulties around the cost of universal helath insurance but denied being kept in the dark on the matter.
Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk
The Minister for Health also said the system will “end the unfair two-tier health system we currently have.”