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FG to allow opposition ‘cost neutral’ budget input

Measure is aimed at drawing the entire Dáil into the formation of the budget

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
10th April, 2016
Enda Kenny is still in talks with the opposition about forming a government Pic: RollingNews.ie

Fine Gael is planning to give opposition TDs the power to change the October budget, as long as it is “cost neutral”.

The measure is aimed at drawing the entire Dáil into the formation of the budget, in a shift from the tradition of all the key decisions being made in secret by the cabinet.

It is designed to relieve the pressure on a minority government, which can lose office if...

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