Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson Billy Kelleher has called on the Minister for Health to clarify the differing figures being provided for the supplementary health estimate.

“On Wednesday, Minister Varadkar told us that the Cabinet had signed off on a Supplementary Estimate of €665 million for 2015.

“Yet the motion before the Dáil from Minister Howlin seeking approval for the estimate says the supplementary is €600 million.

“The Minister for Health should explain the difference immediately. As I said on Wednesday, he was very sparse with the detail but lavish with the spin.”