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Brendan Howlin: Supplementary budget now on the cards for Dept of Health


sport02

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After weeks and weeks of denying there would be the need for a supplementary budget for health arising from cost overruns in the dept of health, this afternoon Brendan Howlin announced in the Dail it will most likely have to happen.

The opposition made plenty of noises about this but Reilly was having none of it. Well it seems he is not managing his portfolio too well, he ain't balancing the books.

Bryan Dobson ‏@bryansixone
Brendan Howlin tells Dail a supplementary budget likely to cover cost overruns in Dep't of Health.
The Business Post ‏@BizPost
Breaking: Brendan Howlin says supplementary estimate needed for Dept of Health. Story to follow.
 

mickterry

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This must be the straw that breaks the camels back. James Reilly is unfit for office and should be removed without delay. He has tried and failed and the Taoiseach must now relieve him of his portfolio.
 

tigerben

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He couldn't balance a book on his head, but not to worry Hangover Croke park 2 is on its way to save us all.
 

RobertW

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This must be the straw that breaks the camels back. James Reilly is unfit for office and should be removed without delay. He has tried and failed and the Taoiseach must now relieve him of his portfolio.
Are you trolling?

I've mentioned it before.

Fianna Fáilers are in no position to claim someone else is "unfit for office".
 

Neutron

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Anything to protect Croke park.

Let them eat cake.
 

Disillusioned democrat

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Not just Reilly, but the whole government is a bit of a joke now.

There is no leadership - we seem to be stumbling from crisis to crisis. People across all walks of life are making do with less, but our "leaders" - people elected and paid to manage the country and restore some sense of control and balance - seem incapable of this job.

I've worked on two corporate recovery projects in my career and one thing you need is a sense of direction and a strong leader. We have neither...we are genuinely rudderless and it's beginning to feel a bit like the dying days of the FF regime all over again - supplemental pollyfilla budgets, policy U-turns and now we're even alking about CPA II.
 

Tin Foil Hat

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Reilly should be gone, but so should Howlin. A Harry Potter Lego minifigure perched comically on each of their desks would do a better job than either of them.

 

emulator

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Not to worry.

The plan he's just released will sort everything out....

This Government just gets better and better.
 

opinions

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Try to ballance your household budget by having control of 20% of the expenditure.
 

damus

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A replay of last year then which saw the SDU advancing money to troubled hospitals with huge budget overruns under the guise of helping them to reduce trolley stats, failing to tell them at the same time that the money would be taken out of their 2012 budget allocation. Let us not forget that the HSE recently agreed to bail out AMNCH to the tune of €21.6m to cover its day to day operational costs, which is on top of the €12m overdraft that it already secured from AIB.

HSE bails out 'broke' Tallaght Hospital - irishhealth.com
 

sport02

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May I ask what the 20% figure represents?
The poster may be reffering to non pay and pensions.
I know in the education budget 79% goes to pay and pensions leaving only 21% of the budget available for cutting.

Only servives can be cut that's what Croke Park says.
 

Mrwoody

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Thats the cash they got last week from the sale of the G4 network GONE BYE BYES DOH!
 

Analyzer

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It must be part of the five point plan ?
 

opinions

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May I ask what the 20% figure represents?
20% is all that's left after protecting the Croke park Pr*cks pay and pensions with 80% of the budget. For an example a 5% cut across the bord in the Health Budget leaves Riley having to cut 25% out of his slice!!! Not much room for reform there.
 

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Dept of Health needs to spend more on the 'back of the house' (accountants , finance systems etc ) - these systems are not fit for purpose. And yes , some 'front line' cutbacks may be needed to fund improvement in the Finance systems. Though no politician has the balls to sell this to the public
 
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