Cowen warns Opposition in Dáil row

The Taoiseach has defended the failure of the Government to spend money that has been promised for certain areas of the Health service.

Amidst angry scenes in the Dáil, the Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny told the House that millions of euro promised for palliative care have disappeared into black holes.

Brian Cowen said the Government has to deal with budgetary constraints on a monthly basis.

The Taoiseach also added that he would silence the Opposition if they continued to shout him down.

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