- Minister for Health Leo Varadkar signed new laws on Sunday that allow prescriptions issued by Irish GP's to be used anywhere in the EU.
- Part of EU Cross Border Healthcare Directive, which aims to ensure countries work together 'in the interest of the patient'.
- EU had set original deadline of October 25th 2013 for member states to pass their own laws implementing the directive.
- Varadkar says scheme is 'a good example of why the European Union was set up in the first place'.
Health Minister's statement