Monday, 24 September 2012

Allowance row will blow over, says Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny feels the furore over public sector allowances will blow over -- as the controversy over the Vatican embassy did.

Mr Kenny tried to play down the criticism over the Cabinet's decision on allowances by comparing it to the embassy row.

Faced with a backlash from Fine Gael backbenchers to the Cabinet's decision to cut only one allowance, Mr Kenny suggested the row would die down.

"He said we were here a couple of months ago about the Vatican embassy and now it's not as big at all," a party source said.

Mr Kenny is not expected to signal any reversal of the decision but coalition sources claim it's not being ruled out.

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