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Brid Smith TD on Social Welfare Bill 2017, Dail 28.11.17

Some good though minor proposals but major areas of discrimination in this Bill; against young welfare recipients and crucially on the issue of pensions, where new rules discriminate mostly against women, but do down thousands of pensioners by as much

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Brid Smith TD on Pat Kenny TV prgramme 4.10.17: Clip 4

This is the fourth of a series of 4 clips from the programme that also included on the panel Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty, and Brendan Burgess – right-wing accountant. The theme was ‘Are social welfare payments too high’?

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Brid Smith TD on Pat Kenny TV prgramme 4.10.17: Clip 3

This is the third of a series of 4 clips from the programme that also included on the panel Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty, and Brendan Burgess – right-wing accountant. The theme was ‘Are social welfare payments too high’?

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Unfairness built into Jobseeker’s Allowance

CHANGES NEEDED TO JOBSEEKER’S ALLOWANCE! Apart from being too little, the supplementry allowance where someone has part-time hours, is paid on the basis of days worked, not income received. And it’s stopped after a year! Bríd challenged Minister Doherty about this

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