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Public in-patient and day service hospital fees were abolished on 17 April 2023. This means that the daily charge for staying in hospital for public patients no longer applies from this date.

All primary school pupils will qualify for free schoolbooks from the start of the 2023/24 school year. Schoolbooks must be returned by the end of the school year.

From September 2023, the Hot School Meals Programme will be extended to all DEIS primary schools. In 2024, the programme will be introduced in phases to remaining primary schools.

An extra payment of €200 will be paid to anyone who gets a social welfare payment that qualifies for the Christmas Bonus or the Working Family Payment in the week starting 24 April 2023.

The Citizens’ Assembly on drug use has held its first meeting.

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