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Entries Tagged as 'Social And Family Affairs'

Let’s put Olwyn Enright on Rent Allowance

February 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Social Policy

News continues to emerge about rents dropping throughout the state which is not a bad thing for those seeking private rented accomodation following years of high rents and crazy landlords (otherwise knowns as the market!) However Fine Gael’s Social Welfare Spokesperson, Olwyn Enright TD., thinks that rent allowance needs to be reduced now also in […]


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How long does it take to do an Equality Review?

September 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Same Sex Partnerships, Social Policy

Minister for Social And Family Affairs, Mary Hanafin, told reporters on Friday that the Department is engaged in an equality review of the social welfare code. Ian in the comments poses the question… Is this the review announced by Coughlan in 2004? “As I outlined, a key objective of the Bill is to remove the […]


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