Budget 2012: a summary of today's cuts

The 'big three' departments - Health, Social Protection and Education - have all seen heavy cuts in the government plans laid out today by the Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin.

5th December, 2011

The 'big three' departments - Health, Social Protection and Education - have all seen heavy cuts in the government plans laid out today by the Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin.

The principal cuts include:

- €475 million from the Department of Social Protection: for more details, see our coverage here

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