FF demands health and education budget hikes
Party doubles down on weekly €5 pension increase call, but Fine Gael warns €153m cost could be unaffordable
Fianna Fáil will demand significant spending increases in health and education during its budget talks with Fine Gael this week.
The party has a number of key demands, including €100 million in extra spending in third-level education, the reintroduction of guidance counsellors, a reduction in prescription charges, and changes to the drugs payment scheme.
It is also doubling down on demands for a €5 increase in the weekly state pension.
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