Friday June 5, 2020

Health is ‘gobbling up all the bloody money’

The overspend in health is projected to be €700m, but at least the government has Fianna Fáil onside for the budget

7th October, 2018
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Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe at the publication of the White Paper in advance of Budget 2019 Picture: RollingNews

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has to deliver a budget on Tuesday which is Brexit-proofed, climate-proofed and capable of making a dent in the housing crisis. But one of the problems he encountered during the process was the level of expectation – not from the general public, but from government departments.

“They were queueing up and they didn’t see anything wrong with spending money that we don’t have,” said one minister....

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