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Halligan, John

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

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

Just weeks ago, the Government promoted a referendum on children's rights, despite the fact it knew damn well it would follow it up with socially irresponsible direct attack on children which has t...More Button

Cuts to the back to school clothing allowance will cause enormous hardship for struggling families. Overall, the awful treatment of mothers and children in this budget puts the once proposed Fine...More Button

They have been abandoned by the main political parties, as I have said in this House previously. They have been abandoned by the church. They have been abandoned by the trade union movement, the ...More Button

I spoke last week to a woman in my constituency who has three kids. She was shocked and distressed that so much money is being taken from her. She really does not have any money to give. She d...More Button

That does not justify this measure.More Button

The Deputy wants carers to vouch for their allowances. Apparently he does not trust them.More Button

How could he be any more insulting? Are Labour Party Members listening to this?More Button

The Deputy is insulting carers.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Continued)

I wish to make a suggestion related to the issue of arrears. In my constituency, if people get into arrears with Waterford City Council, after a few weeks they are obliged to go to the Money Advic...More Button

Yes.More Button