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Una voce?

April 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Irish Politics, Social Policy

I saw the Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald, this morning. We were both in Croke Park.  She to attend one meeting and me to attend another.  I was lost.  I could have gone over and said hello and asked her about the Scandinavian model of childcare that her colleague the Minister for Social Protection had talked […]


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7 year olds and Austerity Politics

April 18th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Irish Politics, Social Policy

The Social Welfare Bill 2012 begins its journey through the Oireachtas tonight . It proposes changes to the entitlement to the One Parent Family Payment, Pension age qualification and also will introduce new fraud control measures. There has been very little said in public discourse about the changes to the One Parent Family payment and […]


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