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Troika warns Reilly

THE Government has been warned by the Troika that it must get on top of its spiralling health budget if it is to continue reaching its bailout targets.

As the latest review of Ireland's bailout began, the EU/ECB/IMF Troika singled out Health Minister Dr James Reilly and demanded he strengthen financial management of his department.

The latest review is the eighth of its kind since Ireland struck a bailout deal in 2010.

The outcome is expected to be detailed by Finance Minister Michael Noonan within days.