Health expected to get €500m overspend in Budget 2015

Health expected to get €500m overspend in Budget 2015

The Cabinet is expected to sign off on Budget 2015 today.

Ministers will hold a special meeting where details of tax cuts and some increases for departments will be teased out.

Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin was still negotiating with some fellow Cabinet colleagues last night.

It is understood Health will get an effective spending increase next year, as its allotted budget for 2014 plus an overspend of €500m this year will be agreed.

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