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Shortage of money is not health’s biggest problem

6th September, 2015
Brendan Howlin

So the HSE would like an extra €1.8 billion to meet growing needs and restore the health service to the level it was at in 2008. Which is probably going to mean hoovering up all of the government’s extra tax revenues for this year (€1.4 billion so far, according to last Wednesday’s exchequer returns). And it would far outstrip the governments planned budget rise for next year of €1.2 to €1.5 billion – the famous...

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