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From TheJournal.ie HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability Education

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term Aras 18

Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term

Higgins has pointed out that his predecessor Mary McAleese returned the balance when she finished her two terms.

From TheJournal.ie Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year Social Protection

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

From TheJournal.ie 'Journalists should expect the truth - the Dept of Public Expenditure has crossed a line' Column

'Journalists should expect the truth - the Dept of Public Expenditure has crossed a line'

Journalists are used to government departments stone-walling them but it’s rare for a department to lie, writes Ken Foxe.

From TheJournal.ie Minister Regina Doherty will have to repay €16k chief whip allowance Shortchanged

Minister Regina Doherty will have to repay €16k chief whip allowance

The allowance, paid to the current Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty, was found to have “no legal basis”.

From TheJournal.ie Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway) Local Government

Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)

Municipal councillors will soon be entitled to €1,000 extra.

From TheJournal.ie Kidney Foundation not impressed with Irish Water 'honour system' Allowance

Kidney Foundation not impressed with Irish Water 'honour system'

Environment Minister Alan Kelly said that the system is “probably the most progressive” of its kind in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again Jobseekers

Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again

The unemployment rate now stands at 11.5%.

From TheJournal.ie 'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare Jobseekers

'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare

A new study has found that the number in receipt of these payments are just a little or below the number in the work force.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water wants allowance of 38,000 litres per child reduced Fiasco

Irish Water wants allowance of 38,000 litres per child reduced

However, Enda Kenny has insisted that “every child” will be free.

From TheJournal.ie Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent Social Protection

Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent

The spend in 2014 is expected to be close to half of what it was in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances Party Leaders' Allowance

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances

The government has published the Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Amendment Bill 2013 today which will deal with the controversial party leaders’ allowance.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs Leinster House

Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs

The Minister for Finance will bring proposals to Government very soon to change the law around the unvouched allowance system for independent TDs.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship' Disability

HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'

It has also decided that new statutory provisions will be established to provide individual payments to people with severe disabilities for their mobility needs.

From TheJournal.ie Final Mobility Allowance installment payment due on 26 June Mobility Allowance

Final Mobility Allowance installment payment due on 26 June

The HSE has written to all recipients of the allowance informing them of the final date of payment.

From TheJournal.ie Government "considering legal advice" over mobility allowance Mobility Allowance

Government "considering legal advice" over mobility allowance

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today that the government will be seeking legal advice before it proceeds on acting on the “illegal” upper age limit for the allowance.

From TheJournal.ie Lone parent to ‘swap lives’ with senator Life Swap

Lone parent to ‘swap lives’ with senator

Single mother Andrea Galgey and Senator John Gilroy will see how the other side lives for a new project.

From TheJournal.ie Rebekah Brooks 'received £7m pay-off' Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks 'received £7m pay-off'

Latest reports say that Brooks received the pay-off after she resigned from News International last year.

From TheJournal.ie Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut Disability Allowance

Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut

The Social Protection Minister has been advised of a proposal to cut disability allowance payments for under 18s in the forthcoming budget, the second leak in two weeks from her department.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Mick Wallace claim the Leader's Allowance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Mick Wallace claim the Leader's Allowance?

The Independent TD has defended his acceptance of the ‘Leader’s Allowance’, saying he will use it for research purposes.

From TheJournal.ie Minister defends back-to-school allowance backlog Back To School

Minister defends back-to-school allowance backlog

Joan Burton was responding to criticism over a major backlog in processing applications for the back-to-school clothing and footwear allowance.

From TheJournal.ie Welfare recipients encouraged to avail of Back to Education scheme Back To Education

Welfare recipients encouraged to avail of Back to Education scheme

Almost €200 million has been made available for the scheme, but the inability of applicants to apply for the student maintenance grant on top of the allowance is being criticised.