Government will have to provide extra money for HSE tax bill

The Government is expected to have to provide additional funding to the HSE to meet the cost of a EUR22.4 million settlement with the Revenue Commissioners in relation to unpaid taxes.

The HSE is expected to tell the Dáil Public Accounts Committee on Thursday this payment will not impact on patient services.

It is understood that money for the settlement with the Revenue will have to come from an an additional EUR600 million supplementary estimates for the HSE which the Government will propose to the Dáil in the weeks ahead.

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