Dáil motion requests an extra €1.1bn in order to bailout departments – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Dáil motion requests an extra €1.1bn in order to bailout departments


According to recent reports it is believed that a supplementary budget in the region of €680m has been requested within the Dail for the Health Service Executive.

It is understood that the substantial request was made to cover a massive overspend of around €510m by the HSE for this calender year, along with a range of other expenses.

The proposed motion was recently presented before the Dáil, which states that an extra €55m is needed for the State claims agency and a further €165m is needed for primary care reimbursement.

This latest revelation comes just week after an announcement was made by the Health Minister Leo Varadkar warning that there will be no future bailout of the health service and any overspend from now on will have to come out of the following year’s budget.

Although the bailouts needed do not stop with the health department, as it is understood that €35m will be needed for the Department of the Environment, along with other departments such as the Department of Education €103m, the Department of Agriculture €177, the Department of Transport €162m and €5m for army pensions. All of which leaves the Irish taxpayer paying nearly €1.2bn in bailouts.

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