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Browne, John

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I wish to highlight some of the measures introduced by the Government that will affect ordinary people, families and people with disabilities throughout the country. The Government has managed to ...More Button

The cut to the respite care grant is a really mean cut by the Government. The grant is for people who look after those with disabilities, sick people and those who are unable to care for themsel...More Button

As I have said in the House so often, I have a daughter in a wheelchair and am very much aware of the suffering of families with disabled members. They are struggling to make ends meet and to en...More Button

The Labour Party said child benefit was a red-line issue and that it would not be cut. I could quote many statements from the Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Burton, the Tánaiste, Deputy ...More Button

I was at a meeting in Askamore, County Wexford, last night, which was attended by 120 or 130 farmers, many of whom are in receipt of the farm assist payment. They are very concerned about the re...More Button

What about the cut to the respite care grant?More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

That is not the message we are hearing.More Button

Exactly.More Button