O'Sullivan: Budget will bring pain for everyone
on 13/10/2012 11:00:05
Ms O'Sullivan made the comments during a visit to Tralee where she officially opened three regeneration projects in the Mitchels-Boherbee scheme.
The Minister said the Government has tough decisions to make in order to achieve €3.5bn in savings.
Speaking to Radio Kerry, she said she is hoping to protect regeneration project funding, but said there will be cuts right across all Government departments.
Ms O'Sullivan said: "We have to take €3.5bn out of the economy by way of cuts and taxation and that's not going to be easy, we have very difficult decisions to be made. Therefore everything is pretty much on the table.
"We haven't made those decisions yet. We want to make them in a way that is fair and in a way that protects the most vulnerable and that is going to be our top priority, but it will be difficult and there will be pain for everybody."