How the Hepatitis C bill is soaring
Ireland's payouts completely off the scale compared to other countries'
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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