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Entries Tagged as 'Welfare'

‘While Blindness is a terrible disability…’

December 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Disability, Equality, Irish Politics, Social Policy

Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Mary Hanafin, was responding to the committee stage of the Social Welfare Bill (No. 2) in the Dáil today – (after Gogartygate). The bill provides for the cuts in social welfare of 4.1% for all social welfare payments for those under 65 and a cut in childnd I benefit. […]


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The Poor Are Going to Pay

December 10th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Disability, Equality, Irish Politics

The vote on the Social Welfare cuts in #budget10 is taking place tomorrow so that TD’s don’t have to get it in the neck when they go home at the weekend. I assume whatever happens with the vote that we might see a new version of this video and that the campaign won’t die down. […]


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