Articles posted in 'Lone parents'

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One parent family changes

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, gave details to Michael Colreavy (SF, Sligo – N Leitrim) of the financial consequences of the changes to One-parent Family Payment (OPF) introduced on 4th July (Dail Eireann, Debates, 9th July 2013, 129-130). …

Lone parent cut off age, visit to Sweden

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, was asked by Sandra McLellan (SF, Cork E) about the proposed changes to lone parent payments and her commitment to improved childcare services (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th October 2012, w/a 17; 17th October…

Community Employment cuts

Cutbacks in Community Employment (CE) were raised again in the Dail, this time by Sean Fleming (FF, Laois Offaly) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th May 2012, 459-461).  About 20% of the 8,200 workers in 1,288 community child care facilities were CE…

OPEN Seven is too young report

The Minister for Social Welfare, Joan Burton, gave her views to Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) on the OPEN report Seven is too young (Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st March 2012, 701-2).  She had read and noted the report, she…

Poverty and the troika

The effectiveness of government strategies against poverty, especially in their current European and austerity context, was raised on a number of occasions in the Dail (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th January 2012, 1164-5; 26th January, 96-8)).  The Minister for Social Protection,…

Strategies for carers, old people, lone parents and Travellers

Asked by Billy Kelleher (FF, Cork NC) and David Stanton (FG, Cork E) about the carer’s strategy, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton told the Dail that the government was committed to developing a carers’ strategy.  An interdepartmental group…

Social welfare Bill, 2010

‘In line with international experience’ The Social welfare (miscellaneous provisions) Bill, 2010 was introduced in the Dail by the Minister for Social Protection, Eamon O Cuiv (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th June 2010, 409 – 424, 449-468, 513-534; 17th June, 641-671;…

Changes in payments for lone parents, Consultation on 2011 savings

The Minister for Social Protection, Eamon O Cuiv, announced in the Dail that he would be introducing changes to the One Parent Family Payment in the forthcoming Social welfare (miscellaneous provisions) Bill, 2010 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th May 2010, 109-110)….