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Quinn on Budget 2014: 'We want to minimise the suffering as quickly as we can'

Ahead of this morning’s Cabinet meeting, Education Minister Ruairí Quinn has been speaking to reporters.

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EDUCATION MINISTER RUAIRÍ Quinn has said that the government wants to “try and minimise the suffering as quickly as we can” as he prepares to enter crucial Budget negotiations today.

Ahead of this morning’s Cabinet meeting, Quinn told reporters that he agreed with Siptu president Jack O’Connor that if there is room for manoeuvre in the Budget it should be used to stimulate the economy but said a balance needed to be struck.

“I think we’re in the middle of a recovery process, it’s not easy, everybody is suffering to a certain extent,” he said, adding  that the Budget, due next week, needs to focus on job creation measures.

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