Dáil Issues

Archive for the ‘Social Welfare’ Category

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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Dáil Issues, Oral Questions, Social Welfare, Women's Rights

Dáil Issues, Oral Questions, Social Welfare

Tanaiste Burton battens down the hatches and refuses any responsibility for the loss of livelihood of Aer Lingus and DAA pensioners

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection in relation to whether she had any meetings or discussions with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in relation to securing a percentage of the proceeds of the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus to offset some of the financial hardship being experienced by existing and deferred members of the Irish Airlines (General Employees) Superannuation Scheme . – Clare Daly.
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Dáil Work, Oral Questions, Social Welfare

I asked Joan Burton about changes in pension legislation that allow trustees to reduce the payments to current pensioners and deferred members, but from her answers it seems that she’s going to continue to ignore their plight.

 

QUESTION

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she has undertaken analysis of the impact of changes to Section 50 of the Pensions Act allowing trustees to reduce the payments to pensioners.

– Clare Daly.
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