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13th July, 2014
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A row over medical cards almost derailed talks between Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton last week after the Taoiseach announced in the Dail that GP-visit cards would be given to the over-70s without Labour's agreement.

The old cabinet had discussed the issue last Tuesday but had deferred any decision, amid disagreement between the parties. Labour was incensed when Kenny announced that cards would be given in the Dail on Wednesday.

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