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‘Stop the cull on the One Parent Family Payment’ says Ó Cuív

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More than 3,000 Galway families are set to lose anything up to €80 a week from July as the age threshold for the One Parent Family Payment is cut from 16 to seven, a move which could force some parents out of the workplace, a local TD has warned.

Women and carers victims of ‘sneaky’ pension cuts, says Ó Cuív

Galway women and carers will see their pensions cut by as much as €30 a week - €1,500 a year - due to a “sneaky change” in pension payments made by Social Protection Minister Joan Burton.

New legislation threatens rural Galway post offices

Post offices in rural Galway should not be threatened with closure over Government plans to relpace ‘An Post’ with the term “payment service provider” in the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill.

Local reaction to Budget 2013

There has been mixed reaction locally to Budget 2013, which has delivered €3.5bn worth of cuts and taxes which will have an impact right across the board.

Minister Burton to open employer briefing in Galway

Social protection minister Joan Bruton will be in Galway tomorrow to host special briefing for employers on her department’s services.

Review of EU rule on child benefit for children abroad may save State money, says Keaveney

A review of an EU rule which requires the Irish State to pay child benefit to parents who work here but leave their children in their home countries may help the State save money, a newly elected Galway East Labour TD said this week.

Self-employed should get social welfare assistance, says Cowley

The self-employed should be just as entitled to welfare assistance as employees who lose their jobs or those on the dole as they require assistance through the bad times just the same as anybody else.

 

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