Main Irish opposition set to allow budget to pass
Ireland's main opposition party, whose agreement is needed for next week's budget to get through parliament, believes it will pass, its finance spokesman said on Friday.
Prime Minister Enda Kenny's Fine Gael party returned to power in May in a minority administration with independent lawmakers but currently has to rely on an agreement with its biggest rival, Fianna Fail, to abstain on key votes.
"There shouldn't be any last-minute obstacles to an overall agreement. I believe the budget will pass," Fianna Fail finance spokesman Michael McGrath, who has been conducting budget... read more
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