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O'Mahony, John

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

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

I wish to share time with Deputies Seán Conlan, Billy Timmins and Joe O'Reilly.More Button

It was obvious as far back as 2009 or 2010 that the budget for 2013 was going to be the most difficult of all, whether it was introduced by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, the Labour Party, the Technical G...More Button

The challenge for the Government has been as far as possible to protect the vulnerable, while getting back our economic sovereignty at the same time. This has to be done at a time when income fr...More Button

In the budget announced last week the main social welfare rates for pensioners, jobseekers and carers were maintained and the social welfare ceiling was raised by €150 million over that which had...More Button

Another change made in the budget which has a big impact in my constituency of County Mayo is to the farm assist criteria, whereby the income and child disregards will be abolished from next Apri...More Button

In recent days we have listened to Members on the opposite side of the House making a lot of noise about the cuts made. To return to my point about the protection of social welfare rates, carer'...More Button