Billions for banks but cuts for carers
Published 26/07/2010 | 05:00
BILLIONS of euro were pumped into the banks, yet after the recent revelations we are still none the wiser as to why.
Those responsible for managing the finances of the country have been seen to be quick to spend money on the services of professional consultants -- but even quicker to ignore their recommendations.
While all of this has been going on, we now learn that significant cuts will be made to the health service budget this year that will affect countless numbers of people -- as has already happened with regard to medical card services and the introduction of fees for prescriptions.