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DEFA can cope with small increase in budget says Minister

Environment, Food and Agriculture minister Richard Ronan says he'll work with what he has following this week's budget announcement.

His department will get a 0.8% budget increase but will now include the Health and Safety Work Inspectorate.

Despite the added responsibility, Mr Ronan believes the extra cash means it can work as usual.

He says he understands the government has had to make tough financial decisions


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