Failure to debate RTE tax is political cowardice says Mullen

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Independent Senator and European election candidate Senator Ronan Mullen has described the unwillingness of the political parties to debate the government’s planned broadcasting charge as political cowardice. The proposed new charge will replace the existing TV licence and will impose a new tax on every household in the country. As…

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Need to revamp rules on funding orphan medicinal products

I sometimes hear from families who are desperate to access medicines to alleviate suffering, or prolong life, but which the HSE won’t fund because they are too expensive. I attended the Health Committee on 12th July to question officials from the HSE, Mr John Hennessy, Mr Shaun Flanagan, and Mr…

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