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# single-parent - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland

36-year-old Mairead was forced to give up her job following the reform of the One Parent Family Payment.

# single-parent - Monday 18 July, 2016

There is no easy way to escape poverty as a single parent

A reader explains why education alone is not enough to gain financial security.

# single-parent - Monday 17 November, 2014

Woman awarded €5,000 for not being allowed to do JobBridge internship

She was excluded from joining the scheme because she was in receipt of a one-parent family benefit.

# single-parent - Friday 8 March, 2013

€669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012

Jobseeker’s benefit was the only payment that had a lower rate of suspected fraud than departmental error.

# single-parent - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Readers’ Panel: Single parent

Fenella Samways felt “truly horrified” by today’s Budget, feeling that those who can least afford to pay have been hit hardest once again.

# single-parent - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# single-parent - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Lone parent to ‘swap lives’ with senator

Single mother Andrea Galgey and Senator John Gilroy will see how the other side lives for a new project.

# single-parent - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Tánaiste defensive as government accused of being 'outrageously deceptive'

Micheál Martin led criticism of the government over changes to the one-parent allowance during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.

# single-parent - Friday 28 October, 2011

23 per cent of Irish children live in a single-parent household

The figures from a European survey show that 23.2 per cent of Irish children lived with one parent, while 67.8 per cent lived with married parents.