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Burton wants to end economic management council

No need for ‘war cabinet’ as finances become stable

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

3rd January, 2016
Tánaiste Joan Burton: arguing for a return to normal cabinet-only decision making Picture: John T Ohle

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called for an end to the so-called economic “war cabinet” in the next government. The economic management council (EMC) was created back in 2011 to allow a small number of Fine Gael and Labour ministers to thrash out the most divisive issues in private before they were brought to the cabinet table.

But Burton, who was a frequent critic of the EMC before she became Tánaiste, signalled that...

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