"Has Joan Burton a government deathwish?" tweets FG chairman

Tensions rose between government partners today as the chairman of Fine Gael openly criticised the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton.

5th April, 2012
"Has Joan Burton a government deathwish?" tweets FG chairman
Joan Burton.

Tensions rose between government partners today as the chairman of Fine Gael openly criticised the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton.

In a tweet published this afternoon, Charlie Flanagan said: “Has Joan Burton a government deathwish?”

Flanagan’s remark comes after Burton earlier said that the Government has to be conscious of how ministers interact with people against whom tribunals have made adverse findings. Controversy has raged since the release of the largely Fianna...

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