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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Video: Scuffles outside Dail as Budget hits young families and elderly

THERE were clashes between protestors and gardai outside Leinster House tonight after a scatter-gun Budget attack that will leave hundreds of thousands poorer.

A small number of the hundreds of protestors gathered outside the Dail clashed with the heavy Garda presence as anger grew at a budget that targeted young families, the elderly and the sick.



In the latest austerity onslaught, just weeks before Christmas, the government slashed child benefits, tripled prescription charges and rubber-stamped the hugely-controversial property tax.



Tax hikes that will drive up the price of solid fuel, cigarettes, alcohol and the cost of running a car leave little cheer in the run-up to the festive season.

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