By December 11, 2009 Read More →

New budget

Changes introduced in the new budget:


  • Medical card – From April, 2010 medical card holders will pay €0,50 for each item prescribed, but no more then by €10 per month per family.
  • Drug payment scheme – From January the monthly threshold has been increased from €100 to €120.
  • There are no increases in the statutory charges for Accident & Emergency, day, inpatient and long stay services.

 Social welfare

New social welfare rates can be found here.

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