Looks like Labour TDs are set to have it out with Joan Burton over cuts such as child benefit and respite.
Could this be a Labour rebellion or just more kite flying to appease the public, its about time True Labour TDs stood up for the party's core beliefs and promises from their election manifesto.
God help those returning home for the weekend throughout the country
Labour TDs to meet with Burton in last-ditch bid to stop child benefit cutsTWO LABOUR TDs have formally requested a meeting with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton in a last-ditch attempt to avert the planned cuts to child benefit.
The two Dublin TDs, Eamonn Maloney and Michael Conaghan, are believed to be trying to pressure their party to roll back on plans which will see child benefit cut by €10 a month for the first two children, €18 for the third and €20 for the fourth child, TheJournal.ie understands.
A number of Labour TDs are believed to be unhappy with the adverse effect of the child benefit cut on working-class families with three or more children who rely on the monthly payment.Labour party chairman and Galway East TD Colm Keaveney has signalled his unhappiness with the Budget on Twitter and indicated that he too may seek changes to be made before voting on the social welfare elements next week.Last night he tweeted that the Budget vote held on Wednesday night was only a vote on “elements [of the Budget] that I can live with”.“Next week is a different story,” he tweeted.