Taoiseach admits Health Dept will need extra bailout

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that there will be a need for a bailout for the Department of Health.

Mr Kenny's admission that there will be a supplementary budget comes as over-runs continue in the HSE.

Earlier Minister James Reilly revealed that the HSE has already overspent by €158m in the first five months of the year.

It mean an extra budget would be needed in the autumn to stop the HSE running out of money before the year is out.

However, the health minister is defending the HSE's financial problems, telling Fianna Fáil that the current government has to do more with less.

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