Today's headlines

McGrath confirms massive health overspend will need bailout; State warned over consumer rights bill

The stories you need to read from today’s Business Post

Miesian Plaza in Dublin, the headquarters of the Department of Health

Health budget: McGrath confirms massive overspend will require bailout

Michael McGrath, the Minister for Public Expenditure, has pledged to provide the HSE with additional Covid-19 funding to cover the massive over-run in this year’s health budget.

It comes after the Business Post reported that Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, is scrambling to fill what could be a €2 billion hole in the health budget to avoid a substantial bailout being required before the end ...