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Only 61pc of families to receive full child benefit payments under new proposals
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Only 61pc of families to receive full child benefit payments under new proposals

Feb 20th 2013, 11:46 AM 10,375 Views 127 Comments

The two-tier system, as recommended by the Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare, would contain both a universal and a selective payment.

Budget 2013: what measures kick in today
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Budget 2013: what measures kick in today

Jan 1st 2013, 12:43 PM 14,896 Views 67 Comments

Child benefit cuts, respite carer grant cuts and motor tax increases.

Seanad vote could delay Budget's welfare cuts by three months
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Seanad vote could delay Budget's welfare cuts by three months

Dec 16th 2012, 2:49 PM 8,451 Views 32 Comments

At least one Labour senator says he may vote against the Social Welfare Bill. One more defect could defeat the government.

Keaveney criticises 'cynicism' of ministers over his voting against government
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Keaveney criticises 'cynicism' of ministers over his voting against government

Dec 15th 2012, 5:11 PM 8,383 Views 55 Comments

The Labout TD said ministers and party members were attempting to distract from problematic issues in the budget.

Gilmore hints at plan to remove Keaveney as Labour chair
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Gilmore hints at plan to remove Keaveney as Labour chair

Dec 14th 2012, 8:10 AM 6,393 Views 94 Comments

The Labour Leader says it isn’t “tenable” to have a party Chairman outside of the parliamentary ranks.

Keaveney "determined" to remain Labour party chairman
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Keaveney "determined" to remain Labour party chairman

Dec 13th 2012, 10:41 PM 6,961 Views 42 Comments

The Labour TD described the budget as a “conflict of ideologies” and said the issue was one of proportionality with Labour making up only one third of government.

Poll: Do you agree with proposed cuts to child benefit?
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Poll: Do you agree with proposed cuts to child benefit?

Dec 13th 2012, 10:44 AM 10,613 Views 126 Comments

TDs vote today on whether to lower the monthly payment for the first three children to €130. How would you vote?

Social Welfare Bill passes in Dáil, moves to committee stage
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Social Welfare Bill passes in Dáil, moves to committee stage

Dec 12th 2012, 10:48 PM 8,865 Views 143 Comments

The bill includes cuts to the Respite Care Grant and child benefit as well as an increase in PRSI contributions.

Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget cuts
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Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget cuts

Dec 11th 2012, 5:09 PM 5,304 Views 17 Comments

The Carers Association said they will continue to keep the pressure on the government because carers cannot afford the cuts.

Labour chair still hoping Budget cut to child benefit can be reversed
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Labour chair still hoping Budget cut to child benefit can be reversed

Dec 9th 2012, 12:59 PM 5,557 Views 99 Comments

“I think it is and it has to be,” Labour TD Colm Keaveney said when asked whether child benefit was still up for negotiation in the Budget.

Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in government
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Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in government

Dec 8th 2012, 2:57 PM 7,372 Views 113 Comments

Gerry Adams said the coalition parties have “broken their contract with the electorate”.

The Evening Fix...now with added dogs who can drive
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The Evening Fix...now with added dogs who can drive

Dec 6th 2012, 7:53 PM 5,721 Views 2 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Labour TDs meet with Burton in last-ditch bid to stop child benefit cuts
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Labour TDs meet with Burton in last-ditch bid to stop child benefit cuts

Dec 6th 2012, 4:33 PM 9,100 Views 98 Comments

Two Dublin TDs want to stop the government from cutting child benefit – but if they can’t, will they vote against the Budget?

Budget 2013: Here's what the experts had to say about it
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Budget 2013: Here's what the experts had to say about it

Dec 6th 2012, 6:45 AM 7,470 Views 21 Comments

From property tax to child benefit cuts to the motor industry, we asked the experts what they thought about Budget 2013. Here’s what they had to say.

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments
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Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

Dec 5th 2012, 7:33 PM 34,115 Views 90 Comments

Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.

FLASHBACK: Eamon Gilmore says Labour won't cut child benefit
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FLASHBACK: Eamon Gilmore says Labour won't cut child benefit

Dec 5th 2012, 7:28 PM 6,808 Views 66 Comments

The general election campaign seems like a long time ago now…

Budget 2013: here's what will affect the children
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Budget 2013: here's what will affect the children

Dec 5th 2012, 7:01 PM 13,070 Views 76 Comments

Child Benefit has been cut by €10 for the first child but up to €20 for the subsequent children.

Older people could delay paying property tax until they die – Burton
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Older people could delay paying property tax until they die – Burton

Dec 2nd 2012, 3:53 PM 15,151 Views 160 Comments

The Social Protection minister says a range of ‘easy-pay options’ are being considered for payment of the property tax.

Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far
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Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far

Dec 1st 2012, 8:45 AM 11,807 Views 82 Comments

The Budget is days away and though there has been fewer leaks than last year there’s plenty of speculation. This is what we can expect on Wednesday… definitely, maybe.

Poll: Should child benefit be cut by €10?
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Poll: Should child benefit be cut by €10?

Nov 30th 2012, 9:34 AM 15,368 Views 206 Comments

Reports suggest the government is planning to cut child benefit from €140 to €130 per month. What do you think – good idea? Bad idea?

Budget 2013: Children's groups hit out at likely €10 cut to child benefit
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Budget 2013: Children's groups hit out at likely €10 cut to child benefit

Nov 30th 2012, 8:16 AM 6,987 Views 88 Comments

Various reports indicate that child benefit will be cut from €140 to €130 per child in next week’s Budget.

Joan Burton the most popular of the high-profile ministers
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Joan Burton the most popular of the high-profile ministers

Oct 19th 2012, 11:15 AM 5,447 Views 36 Comments

A new poll has also revealed that voters are in support of means testing child benefit payments.

Cabinet has not discussed possible child benefit cut - Kenny
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Cabinet has not discussed possible child benefit cut - Kenny

Oct 2nd 2012, 4:29 PM 4,334 Views 44 Comments

Enda Kenny says a report outlining a possible ‘two tier’ child benefit system have not yet been brought to cabinet.

The Evening Fix...now with added gecko tongue
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The Evening Fix...now with added gecko tongue

Oct 1st 2012, 7:43 PM 6,739 Views 0 Comments

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

Report on cutting child benefit being 'considered' by Burton
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Report on cutting child benefit being 'considered' by Burton

Oct 1st 2012, 1:36 PM 7,489 Views 84 Comments

Fianna Fáil wants Social Protection Minister Joan Burton to honour a pre-election promise and say that child benefit will not be cut in the forthcoming budget.

Poll: Should child benefit be cut?
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Poll: Should child benefit be cut?

Oct 1st 2012, 9:48 AM 13,241 Views 170 Comments

A new report says that if the basic rate of child benefit was cut to €100, it would save €200 million annually.

Report recommends child benefit be cut to about €100 per month
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Report recommends child benefit be cut to about €100 per month

Oct 1st 2012, 7:34 AM 11,108 Views 87 Comments

A so-called “two tier” child benefit system, recommended by an advisory group to the Social Protection Minister, would see child benefit payments cut to about €100 per month.

'Fantasy budget' survey shows Irish adults want child benefit means tested
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'Fantasy budget' survey shows Irish adults want child benefit means tested

Sep 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,359 Views 67 Comments

Most Irish adults would introduce means testing for child benefit as well as a value-based property tax if they had control of this year’s Budget.

Column: Should the rich give back their benefits? No – it’s the wrong question.
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Column: Should the rich give back their benefits? No – it’s the wrong question.

Aug 18th 2012, 7:45 AM 20 Views 60 Comments

This idea is a cover for the Government’s ineptitude, writes Aaron McKenna. Have we forgotten the point of social welfare?

Explainer: Can you refuse Child Benefit payments?
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Explainer: Can you refuse Child Benefit payments?

Aug 14th 2012, 2:35 PM 6,999 Views 41 Comments

Parents can decide not to receive the Child Benefit payment if they wish. But how?

Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit?
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Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit?

Aug 14th 2012, 9:48 AM 7,289 Views 157 Comments

Reports today suggest that wealthy parents may be given the option to return the €140 monthly payment. Good idea? Bad idea?

Open thread: How should Ireland deal with high childcare costs?
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Open thread: How should Ireland deal with high childcare costs?

Aug 7th 2012, 10:28 AM 6,870 Views 116 Comments

An Irish Independent survey finds that the costs of having one child in daytime care is often higher than a mortgage.