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The FG fallout continues, Cabinet divided over €1.1bn budget cuts, and pay or lose your passport

Paperround: Your digested guide to the Sunday broadsheets. Warning: may cause financial sadness.

The Sunday Independent leads with news of how Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has beeen accused of ‘horrifying’ threats to party TD Lucinda Creighton after her speech criticising FG for accepting donations from indebted developers.

The paper – which publishes the results of a text referendum on whether to bailing out Anglo Irish Bank, with 95% saying yes – also devotes a large section, as many of the papers, to the death of snooker legend Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins.

It also features a lengthy interview with Gráinne Seoige as she prepares to move to the UK. Life magazine features a tour of Michael Flatley’s Cork home.

The Sunday Business Post reports that the cabinet is on the verge of a major disagreement over the next Budget, with the Green ministers and some Fianna Fáil members opposing Brian Lenihan on tax and privatising state bodies.

It also reveals the bizarre statistic that with the demand for coins so low last year as a result of the recessio, the Central Bank were forced to withdraw €23m in coins from the economy – costing the state €30m.

Inside it reveals that planned rail projects, such as the Dublin-Navan rail connection and the Western Rail Corridor linking Tuam to Claremorris, will be shelved as part of the budget cutbacks.

Agenda magazine covers the difficulties being posed to the Australian justice system by native aboriginal behaviour that would be considered illegal in the western world.

The Sunday Times leads with a disclosure from Labour leader Eamon Gilmore that his party, if in government, would strip the Irish passports of wealthy tax eiles if they did not pay the government for wealth earned in Ireland.

It also includes details of a barrister’s plea for the government to intervene after it was discovered that the Irish Red Cross had an undeclared bank account with €150,000 meant for the victims of the Indonesian tsunami in 2004.

Inside, it says the Orange Order has welcomed proposals to make July 12 an All-Ireland national holiday – and would hope, in the same manner as St Patrick’s Day, to dye the River Liffey orange for the day.

The Times’ Culture magazine profiles What Not To Wear duo Trinny and Suzannah who have gone from ‘bust to boom’ with an internet-only show.

The Sunday Tribune leads with the figure of €1.1bn – that’s the amount the government will cut from the Health and Welfare budgets in December, it says. Outgoing HSE chief Brendan Drumm says thousands should be made redundant from his body.

It also reveals that internal party documents have confirmed the Green Party has given up on its hope to hold a Dublin mayoral election in the autumn, with the vote now pencilled in for March.

Inside, it reveals that Bertie Ahern insists he’s entitled to claim for two mobile phone allowances – one as a TD, and one as a former Taoiseach – while also claiming the maximum travel expenses allowed by a Dublin TD despite having a full-time Garda driver.

The T2 supplement profiles thirty hidden tourist gems in Ireland.

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