Tag: Social Welfare

Brid Smith TD in Dáil; discussing Social Welfare Bill, 2017.Pensions inequality

SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2017 was discussed again in the Dáil today. Gross inequalities in pensions cost some pensioners, mainly women, up to €35 a week; this is as a result of new rules brought in in 2012 by Joan Burton.

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Brid Smith TD responding on pensions inequality issue in Social Welfare Bill

This is the second time I spoke on pensions yesterday (6.12.17) in the Dáil debate on the Social Welfare Bill 2017. We have been promised a report on pensions inequality for the last 9 months and still waiting. Pensioners for

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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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Bríd speaks on pensions inequality in the Dáil 18.10.17

JOAN BURTON PULLED THE TRIGGER, BUT FIANNA FAIL LOADED THE GUN. The target was pensioners, women pensioners in particular. And now FF have the brass neck to pretend they care about the fact that thousands of mostly women, recently retired

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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 1

This is the first 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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Brid Smith questioning the Taoiseach on Child Benefit being linked to school attendance

In the Dáil on 8 June, Brid asks the Taoiseach to clarify whether child benefit will be linked to school attendance, as set out in the Programme for Government.

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Bríd asks the Minister for Social Protection on the proposed changes to the Family Income Supplement

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