FF ministers bicker over budget plans

Tensions in the cabinet are increasing as talks on the annual spending round reach critical point, with several ministers privately criticising the hard line taken by the Department of Finance.

8th October, 2005

Tensions in the cabinet are increasing as talks on the annual spending round reach critical point, with several ministers privately criticising the hard line taken by the Department of Finance.

Ill-feeling boiled over at the cabinet meeting last Tuesday when there were angry exchanges between John O'Donoghue and Brian Cowen, according to a number of reliable sources.

O'Donoghue, the Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism, blames Cowen, the Minister for Finance, and his officials for...

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