Cowen refuses to guarantee pensions will not be cut

“Pensions were still under threat of budget cuts last night as Brian Cowen refused to guarantee they would be saved from the axe. With ministers seeking €3 billion worth of cuts as the lengthy pre-budget horse-trading begins in Government, the Taoiseach insisted he was not ‘softening-up’ pensioners for bad news …” (more)

[Shaun Connolly, Irish Examiner, 15 May]

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