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# lone parents

This year
Social Protection Minister publishes Bill reforming child maintenance to benefit lone parents
'Landmark' reforms to child maintenance system to benefit over 16,000 single parents
All time
Calls for dedicated State service to pursue parents who fail to pay child maintenance
Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed
Louise Bayliss
Opinion: Lone parents who work get up very early in the morning - but Varadkar doesn't represent us
Louise Bayliss
Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future
Róisín Kelly
Minister promises to take 'significant' action in the next Budget to pull thousands of children out of poverty
Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today
FactCheck: Did the last government cut payments to lone parents?
Labour TD accused of 'appalling duplicity' over stance on lone parent cuts
Today’s top stories in 6 seconds
Labour TD insists she wasn't suggesting parents bring their children to work
Mary Lou and Joan just had ANOTHER showdown in the Dáil
Mary Lou says Joan Burton is 'giving two fingers' to the public
Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty
Karen Kiernan
Ruth Coppinger asks Joan Burton: 'Are you embarrassed?'
Gerry to Enda: I'm trying to prick your 'golden circle' bubble
Opinion: Austerity cuts that directly affect women and children have been piled on by this government
Elizabeth Madden
Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end
Senator Ivana Bacik
Many one parent families struggle to cover the basics of food, housing and energy costs
Column: Removal of One Parent Family Credit is to the detriment of children
Margot Doherty
Column: We need to help lone parents into work and away from welfare dependency
Joan Burton
10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty
Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'
Stephen Donnelly
Charities say Social Welfare Bill will push one-parent families into poverty
Changes to single parent payments proposed in Social Welfare bill
Column: If we’re going to have gender quotas, why not quotas for everyone?
Simon Tuohy
Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures