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TENSIONS BETWEEN Fine Gael and Labour over the approach to December’s budget have flared after two prominent Ministers clashed publicly on whether wealthier pensioners should be subject to cutbacks or new taxes.
There were strong hints last night that Ms Burton will resist any moves to target pensioners. “Ms Burton will make her views known to her colleagues in Cabinet in the lead-in to the budget. She greatly values the services her department provides to pensioners,” said a spokeswoman.