Saturday October 31, 2020

Labour deputies rebuff Fine Gael TDs' bid for joint approach to Burton

Fine Gael TDs made approaches to Labour deputies last week proposing a joint representation to Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, but were rebuffed.

9th December, 2012
Colm Keaveney: rowed in behind proposals from Siptu president Jack O'Connor that the tax relief cap on pensions of over €60,000 should be brought forward from 2014 to reduce welfare cuts next year.

Fine Gael TDs made approaches to Labour deputies last week proposing a joint representation to Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton about cuts to social welfare spending in the budget, but were rebuffed.

Labour backbenchers told Fine Gael deputies that they should address their concerns directly to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan.

The incident has underlined the fraught relations between the two sets of backbenchers.

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