Burton resists next year's cuts
Divisions between the government parties on the €3 billion budget due later this year are emerging already.
Divisions between the government parties on the €3 billion budget due later this year are emerging already, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton telling party colleagues that she will not implement proposed cuts of €440 million to her budget next year.
Burton is likely to receive the backing of Labour TDs and ministers, according to high-ranking sources with knowledge of discussions on the subject.
Fine Gael, however, is extremely nervous about relaxing budget discipline...
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