Dáil Work

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Dáil Work, Oral Questions, Social Welfare

Questions put to Minister Joan Burton in relation to the number of low paid jobs, shows the boasting of this government about “getting everyone back to work” is in actual fact a crusade  to provide employers with low-wage jobs, with precarious condition for workers and the taxpayer picking up the tab through having to subvent  inadequate  hours and wages with Social Protection payments like Family Income Supplement. Her Department should more aptly be named the Department of Corporate Welfare rather than Social Protection.
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Dáil Issues, Oral Questions, Social Welfare

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection given recently released figures from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government showing that the number of homeless families has risen by 76% since the beginning of 2015, the steps she will take to combat homelessness by increasing the Rent Supplement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. – Clare Daly.
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Dáil Debates, Social Welfare

Dáil Issues, Social Welfare


Minister buries her head and fails to take action to immediately halt the growing housing crisis faced by those in rental accommodation…

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will urgently increase Rent Supplement to enable persons to remain in their present rented properties and to stem rising homelessness. – Clare Daly.
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