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# Health Spending

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HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'
The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.
Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?
A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.
Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?
‘As we cry in frustration over the recurring ineptitude of the state to deliver decent public healthcare service for citizens’ Maebh Ní Fhallúin examines how we got here.
FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?’s GE16 FactCheck wades into the middle of a row between Fine Gael and a high-profile Dáil candidate.
You paid more tax than expected last year on everything - except local property tax
The government’s tax take hit €41.3 billion in 2014 – but the cost of servicing its debts is still going up as well.
HSE will need nearly €200 million extra for this year
Separately, Ministers did not discuss the HSE’s service plan for 2014 at Cabinet today.
Ireland on top as health spending falls in Europe
Health spending fell by 7.9 per cent in Ireland in 2010, the most of all European countries. The report says that governments are under pressure and cutting expenditures.
Fianna Fáil TD tells Department of Health chief civil servant to quit
“You’re a disgrace as a public official,” thundered Sean Fleming. “You are not fit for office as chairman of the HSE.”
Reilly indicates renegotiation of Croke Park Agreement may be needed
The Health Minister was responding to questions about the financial problems in the health service following the HSE’s announcement of €130 million of cost saving measures.
Ireland's health spending among highest in OECD
As a portion of the government’s income, Ireland’s health spending is higher than many of the world’s developed countries.
Two questions you must ask your candidates when they knock on your door
Economist Ronan Lyons unveils the two questions every voter should ask when the election candidates come calling.