O'Cuiv can't rule out cut to pensions

The Minister for Social Protection Eamon O'Cuiv has said he cannot rule out a budget cut to the old age pension.

The Minister for Social Protection Eamon O'Cuiv has said he cannot rule out a budget cut to the old age pension.

Brian Lenihan has given his Cabinet colleagues a four-week deadline to come up with cutbacks in their individual departments.

It is part of the Finance Minister's plan to slash €3bn in December's Budget.

Mr O'Cuiv said he can't say if the pension will be cut or if it will be safe.

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