Political Notebook: Labour winces at FG's flaying of welfare recipients

The recent warnings by a Fine Gael senator about people "showboating" at Holy Communion services were greeted with a mixture of amusement, derision and concern in Leinster House.

12th May, 2012

The recent warnings by a Fine Gael senator about people "showboating" at Holy Communion services were greeted with a mixture of amusement, derision and concern in Leinster House, but they reflect a growing worry about the perceived generosity of some welfare payments among Fine Gael TDs and senators.

In turn, the Labour Party is unnerved by the sight and sound of this attitude in its governing partner. This is not a coalition split - not...

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