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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
# Poverty
# Poverty

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

Jul 23rd 2017, 8:00 AM 72,813 Views 132 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 18th 2016, 8:00 AM 7,961 Views 83 Comments

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
# Single Parent
# Single Parent

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

Nov 17th 2014, 2:45 PM 20,876 Views 25 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

€669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012

Mar 8th 2013, 6:10 PM 10,487 Views 76 Comments

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
# Readers Panel
# Readers Panel

Readers’ Panel: Single parent

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 4,384 Views 13 Comments

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?
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

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

Dec 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,444 Views 31 Comments

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
# Life Swap
# Life Swap

Lone parent to ‘swap lives’ with senator

Oct 20th 2012, 8:30 AM 10,097 Views 56 Comments

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'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Tánaiste defensive as government accused of being 'outrageously deceptive'

Apr 19th 2012, 11:40 AM 3,683 Views 14 Comments

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
# Single Parents
# Single Parents

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

Oct 28th 2011, 8:46 AM 2,225 Views 26 Comments

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.