The Cabinet reached a deal to provide free GP care for children aged five and under as it signed off late last night on tomorrow’s budget.
The GP scheme will cost €40 million next year, providing care free at the point of access.
It was agreed after Ministers James Reilly and Brendan Howlin were called to direct talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to settle the estimate for the health service.
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