Maman Poulet | Clucking away crookedly through media, politics and life

Entries Tagged as 'Lone Parents'

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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Guest Cluck: Earthlings, just like you

August 17th, 2011 · 17 Comments · Equality, Recession, Social Policy

I saw the invitation for guest posts on this, one of my favourite, blogs & I asked if I could send in a rant about media treatment of the social welfare system. ┬áThe lovely blogger agreed. Life intervened and the piece which was about half written (in my head) was delayed. Then the UK riots […]


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