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Fionnan Sheahan: Plans for new blood scuppered by outlook

Published 11/12/2012 | 05:00

WHEN Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore opted for experience as they chose their Cabinet members 21 months ago, it was with days like today in mind.

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Cabinet ministers are coming under sustained pressure from backbenchers on both sides of the Coalition to reverse some of the cuts contained in the Budget.

After putting the €3.5bn package together, ministers are now having to hold the line against a raft of nervous, first-time elected TDs worried about their seats.

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