Budget will cause pain, admits Government Chief Whip

Budget will cause pain, admits Government Chief Whip

The Government Chief Whip has acknowledged that the Budget is going to cause pain, anger and inconvenience.

However Pat Carey says there are signs the economy is close to the bottom of a dreadful cycle.

TDs last night voted through controversial cuts to social welfare.

Minister Carey said the Government must put the country first.

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