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Budget 2016: Health ministers claim €880 million increase on direct allocation for health in 2016

With increasing demand, huge waiting lists and Haddington Road pay hikes, they’ll need every bit of it

12th October, 2015

Cigarettes will go up in price; there will be no sugar tax; and more children are set to get free GP care.

That was the headline news from today’s health budget, which held few surprises.

Health ministers Leo Varadkar and Kathleen Lynch have claimed an €880 million increase on the direct allocation that will be provided by government to health in 2016.

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