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Collins, Joan

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Social Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Continued)

Last year, the reduction in the qualifying age of children for payments to lone parents was one of the most significant issues discussed in the Dáil. There was an outcry from all the children's or...More Button

We see that an additional 6,000 child care places will be provided for after school primary children. This will probably help approximately 5,000 lone parents and people on low wages. This is n...More Button

This proposal is not what people were expecting. We should make a big issue of this, because it does not deliver on the commitment made by the Minister. Now, the Minister is pushing back the st...More Button

Child Abduction

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the measures and systems in place to restrict children travelling from Ireland, who are restricted from doing so by family court orders without the permission of the second parent or guardian, in p...More Button