On the Health front, Budget 2023 will be extending free contraception to women aged 16 to 30 while also providing supports for the first time for publicly funded IVF treatment.

A total budget of €23.4bn has been allocated for the Delivery of 650 acute and community beds by end of 2023.

There has also been funding put in place to recruit 6,000 additional staff to the health service.

€225 million in extra money has been allocated to tackle waiting lists bringing the total budget for that to €443 million.

€5 million has been announced for oral health services while €439 million will be provided for the ongoing response to Covid-19.


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