Donegal coroner defends GP practices’ medical card payments

More than 650 GP practices received over 300,000 euro each in medical card payments last year.

50 doctors received over half a million euro, according to freedom of information files.

In total, GP surgeries got 589 million euro under the scheme in 2019.

But Dr Denis McCauley, the chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation's GP committee and Donegal Coroner, is defending the payments: