Search Results for 'Welfare and poverty'

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Economic downturn shows the importance of welfare system

The welfare system is vital for protecting people from poverty and enabling social cohesion in a recession, according to Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson for social protection, Fidelma Healy Eames.

Budget mutterings fail to mar July buzz as summer holidays beckon

It was only a matter of time. Of course the Croke Park (Choke Park) Agreement is going to be tampered with – along with social welfare, income tax, and child benefit — in the upcoming autumn budget, in which the Government has to make additional savings of €3.5 billion. No small change there.

Council budget must be changed to protect elderly and those on social welfare pensions says McDonnell

City Hall’s budget must be altered to protect people on social welfare pensions so they do not lose their waiver, according to Independent city councillor Declan McDonnell.

Budget 2011 adds to testing times but also opens our eyes to problem cultures

If you are not reading this from A&E and have managed to survive the enduring cold snap without breaking a limb, give yourself a pat on the back. Now, as for surviving the budget - well that may prove a little more difficult. Indeed, some among us may well be wishing that we were tucked up in a hospital bed having our wounds tended to and our meals served up. That way we would not have to worry about cutting corners or going hungry for a few days at least.

Rent Supplement cuts deplored

Sinn Fein councillor Therese Ruane has condemned proposed cuts to rent supplement for those living on social welfare.

Extra staff no good to people prevented from returning to education

Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has said the Government policy on adults seeking to return to education was nonsensical. Noting that adults currently seeking to return to education must be six months out of work and in receipt of social welfare, Deputy O’Mahony said the announcement of 50 extra staff by the Social and Family Affairs Minister was a waste of money while this policy persisted.

Spare social welfare recipients in mini budget says Harris

Brian Harris, Labour candidate in the Callan Electoral Area, has called on the Minister for Finance to ensure that those on social welfare incomes are spared of additional taxes or reductions in benefits in the forth-coming supplementary budget.

Government cancelled Christmas in April - Harris

Brian Harris, Labour Party candidate in the Callan Electoral Area has accused the government of cancelling Christmas for pensioners and families dependent on social welfare payments.

Social welfare crackdown hits 15 Athlone claimants

Social welfare payments to 15 people in Athlone have been suspended and investigations carried out into over 100 cases, it emerged this week.

Citizens Information Centre

Mayo Citizens Information Service will hold an outreach on Wednesday April 22 at the Cosgallen Office, the Enterprise Centre, Airport Road, Charlestown from 9.45am to 11.30am. The service is free and confidential and a wide range of areas are covered including consumer rights, employment rights, social welfare, taxation and disability information. For further information contact Cosgallen CDP, Charlestown on 094 925 5070.

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