HSE feels heat over Elton cash
Published 03/08/2011 | 05:00
The HSE has been asked to explain why hundreds of thousands of euro from the Elton John AIDS Foundation has remained unspent two years after it was donated.
Some €750,000 was given to support an Irish needle-exchange programme in 2009 but the money, as revealed in the Irish Independent yesterday, has not been used.
Fine Gael TD Catherine Byrne demanded that authorities explain the lack of movement.
"The foundation has warned the HSE the funding may be withheld unless progress is made," she said.