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DPER refused to support draft memo on new regions due to HSE’s finances

By Paul Mulholland | November 21, 2019

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) refused to support a draft memo for Government on the creation of regional integrated care organisations (RICOs) due to the precarious financial position of the HSE, the Medical Independent can reveal. Mr Ronnie Downes, Assistant Secretary, Central Expenditure Policy, DPER, outlined the decision in…

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No doubt you will have heard, in passing, of the death of broadcasting legend Gay Byrne recently. A million column inches have been devoted to lionising Gaybo and everyone has a tale to tell about the numerous moments courting what passed for controversy in the 1970s and 1980s. And one of those of course was…

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