‘Dear Stephen’: McGrath told Donnelly health overspend was ‘of great concern’

Letters from the Minister for Public Expenditure show his frustration as he sought clarity from the Minister for Health about a potential deficit of €2 billion, despite ‘the largest health budget in the history of the state’

Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health: in a letter to Michael McGrath, Donnelly detailed unexpected Covid-19 spending pressures across PPE, testing and tracing. Picture: Getty