Prescription charges to be cut by €5 per month for over 70s - Budget 2017
Prescription charges for pensioners are to be reduced by €5 a month in a last minute change to the Budget.
The Independent Alliance demanded the cut during a meeting with Fine Gael that is still ongoing in Government Buildings.
Independent.ie understands that the maximum a person over 70 will now have to pay for prescription medicine will be capped at €20.
Anyone with a medical card under the age of 70 will continue to pay €25.