The Reilly File – Cut €300 million by end of September – devastation of services or pay cuts – you pick Dicey.

Official figures to be published today will confirm that the HSE
showed a deficit of €281.6 million to the end of May.

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin said the matter had
been discussed with troika officials during talks, but he said the
importance of this issue should not be over-exaggerated as the
deficity comprised only 2 per cent of the HSE’s €13.4 billion budget.