Budget 2020: TDs hint at free GP care for under-8s

Budget 2020: TDs hint at free GP care for under-8s
Kate O'Connell and Peter Burke were among the backbenchers who attempted to sell the budget as “making life easier for families”. Photo: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Fine Gael backbenchers open PR battle early with indications of family-friendly measures

The PR battle around tomorrow’s budget has already begun, with Fine Gael backbenchers hinting that there will be good news for families.

While the threat of Brexit has left Paschal Donohoe with little room for manoeuvre, government TDs are keenly aware that this will be the final budget before a general election. As such, they want voters to head to the polling booths with pleasant memories of this administration....

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