How the Hepatitis C bill is soaring

Ireland's payouts completely off the scale compared to other countries'

26th October, 2014
Brigid McCole, the Donegal mother of 12, fought the state on her deathbed after being infected with Hep C. The minister for health at the time, Michael Noonan, famously took legal advice to defend the case. The blood board was found to be at fault and Noonan has since expressed regret at his handling of the case.

Ireland’s Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal was established in 1995 in an effort to address the needs of people who were infected by contaminated blood supplied by state agencies. But the costs associated with the tribunal are soaring.

The final cost could be as high as €2.3 billion – considerably more than the expected €1.46 billion final cost of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund.

Legal bills alone for the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal came to...

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