I recently asked the Minister for Social Protection a number of questions relating to the treatment of social welfare recipients in this state at a time when many are undergoing severe hardship in relation to housing and limited family finances. Read More
To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his proposals in relation to allowing former employees access the State’s industrial relations procedures so that they can have a voice in relation to pension matters, as referred to by the Minister for Social Protection during the recent the debate on the Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Bill 2013. Read More
Speaking on a Sinn Fein Private Members motion on the Gateway scheme Clare says that the scheme is a cover up for the erosion of council services which the public sector recruitment embargo has facilitated.
Clare Recently asked the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton to review rent supplement which is currently causing grave hardship for many families:
To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will review the low level of rent supplement being awarded, against the backdrop of rising rents, which is contributing to increased homelessness and tenants having to subsidise the rent by amounts in excess of guidelines. Read More