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FG backbenchers unhappy over allowances

FG backbenchers unhappy over allowances
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09:31 Thursday 20 September 2012

A number of Fine Gael backbenchers have expressed disquiet at the coalition ditching plans to cut public service allowances.

It follows the announcement on Tuesday  by the Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin that he would cut just one of more than 1,000 examined.

Around a handful of backbenchers spoke up at a Parliamentary Party meeting last night on the issue.

The Labour minister is now expected to be invited to attend the next meeting to address the concerns of Deputies.

Minister Howlin had said he would not reach his target of €75 million in savings but istead a definite saving of just €3.5 million will be made.

The Minister reviewed all the allowances and decided to cut just one – a payment to officials going abroad to chair meetings.

Public servants will continue to receive payments such as the Garda boot allowance, the Prison Officers Tuck Shop payment and the allowance for local authority workers who cannot eat lunch at their desk.

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