Tuesday June 2, 2020

New EU law to boost spending on health

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

21st June, 2015
Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Picture: Bryan Meade

New EU laws will bolster the Department of Health’s case in negotiating an increased budget from the Department of Public Expenditure, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said.

Varadkar believes that the new cross border healthcare directive, which was fully transposed into Irish law in February, has the potential to change the dynamic in favour of spending more money on health in future in Ireland.

“In the medium term, it will make it...

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