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Friday 22 August 2014

Kenny: Supplementary budget for health needed this year

Fionnan Sheahan

Published 25/06/2014 | 12:37

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted a supplementary budget for health will be needed this year.

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Spending in the health sector is expected to overrun by €500m in 2014.

Mr Kenny confirmed there will be an overspend this year.

“There will be a necessity to have a supplementary budget [for health] in 2014,” he said in the Dail.

Health spending has continually been a problem area for the Coalition with continual overruns.

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