Thursday January 23, 2020

Perennial cash injections just a plaster to fix spending on health

There is huge frustration in government that funds spent on health do not readily translate into positive, measurable impact, unlike voter-friendly tax cuts

6th October, 2019

Budget 2020 is now just two days away. The Brexit variables are manifold. The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe, must this year perform the annual miracle of the loaves and fishes without knowing how many of each he is likely to have as the Brexit omnishambles continues.

It is not the best backdrop against which to make decisions about funding for public services and Donohoe’s challenge is compounded by the fact that we...

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