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# Budget 2014
'It's going to be a very unfair Budget': Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are already unhappy
And Michael Noonan isn’t even on his feet yet…

SINN FÉIN AND Fianna Fáil have both outlined concerns about this afternoon’s Budget announcement before Michael Noonan has even taken to his feet.

Commenting on the various leaks to the media about what will be announced later, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said that “it’s going to be a very unfair Budget”.

A short time later the Fianna Fáil health spokesperson Billy Kelleher raised concerns about the proposal to introduce a free GP card for children under 5, a measure confirmed by Noonan this morning.

Kelleher raised concerns that free doctors’ visits for young children could come at the expense of others:

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