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Burton responds as Kenny rebukes ministers

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has delivered a strong rebuke to ministers who publicly linked the EU fiscal treaty to the efforts to renegotiate the Anglo Irish Bank promissory notes.

11th March, 2012
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection: tensions between the pair are high. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has delivered a strong rebuke to ministers who had publicly linked the EU fiscal treaty to the efforts to renegotiate the Anglo Irish Bank promissory notes.

Ministers present at last Tuesday's cabinet meeting were taken aback at the Taoiseach's directness, as they understood him to be referring to social protection minister Joan Burton, who had explicitly linked the two issues in an interview with the Financial Times newspaper. It is extremely unusual...

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