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Government set to Bypass Seanad row over Budget

A large number of cuts to secondary welfare benefits such as fuel, electricity, television and phone allowances can be signed off by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton.

12th October, 2013
Taoiseach Enda Kenny: government keen to avoid a Seanad manoeuvre that might delay passing of the Social Welfare Bill --Press 22

A large number of cuts to secondary welfare benefits such as fuel, electricity, television and phone allowances can be signed off by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, without any vote on the Social Welfare Bill in the Seanad, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

Several routes are being considered by government officials to avoid a Seanad manoeuvre to assert itself on the Social Welfare Bill by delaying it for 90 days. Such a...

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