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#Social Welfare Bill

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published
# Benefit Fraud
# Benefit Fraud

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published

Jul 5th 2017, 11:30 PM 20,936 Views 68 Comments

The names will be published on a quarterly basis on the Department of Social Protection’s website.

# social-welfare-bill - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters
# Name And Shame
# Name And Shame

Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters

May 9th 2017, 4:23 PM 32,629 Views 138 Comments

The provision is included in the Social Welfare Bill 2017, which was published today.

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

'If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

'If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down'

Nov 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,333 Views 16 Comments

Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.

# social-welfare-bill - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Three Labour senators targeted over dole cut but they'll support measure
# Jobseekers Allowance
# Jobseekers Allowance

Three Labour senators targeted over dole cut but they'll support measure

Nov 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 6,847 Views 31 Comments

Young people are being urged to lobby three Labour senators to vote against a provision of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill in the Seanad next week but they will all support the measure.

# social-welfare-bill - Friday 25 October, 2013

'Mean, ruthless, vicious': TD scathing as Dáil votes to abolish bereavement grant
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'Mean, ruthless, vicious': TD scathing as Dáil votes to abolish bereavement grant

Oct 25th 2013, 12:42 PM 8,861 Views 60 Comments

One opposition TD labelled the cut to the €850 grant as “a mean, ruthless, vicious targeting of people at their most vulnerable time”.

# social-welfare-bill - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it's 'mean and cruel'
# Social Welfare Bill
# Social Welfare Bill

Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it's 'mean and cruel'

Oct 24th 2013, 1:49 PM 7,151 Views 61 Comments

A slight difference of opinion over Budget cuts in the Dáil chamber today…

# social-welfare-bill - Friday 21 December, 2012

Seanad passes social welfare and property tax bills
# Seanad
# Seanad

Seanad passes social welfare and property tax bills

Dec 21st 2012, 4:06 PM 2,793 Views 21 Comments

Both pieces of legislation will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

# social-welfare-bill - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Seven Bills to be wrapped up before Christmas break
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Seven Bills to be wrapped up before Christmas break

Dec 20th 2012, 9:48 AM 2,769 Views 9 Comments

Michael D Higgins will be busy over Christmas: no fewer than seven Bills will be wrapped up today and sent for signature.

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Social Welfare Bill passes committee stage in Seanad by three votes
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Social Welfare Bill passes committee stage in Seanad by three votes

Dec 19th 2012, 9:15 PM 7,481 Views 66 Comments

The bill passed in the upper house this evening with Labour’s James Heffernan confirming his vote against the law and losing the party whip. Only businessman Feargal Quinn voted with the coalition.

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil approves €45.5 billion in spending, without a debate
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil approves €45.5 billion in spending, without a debate

Dec 19th 2012, 10:35 AM 5,390 Views 17 Comments

Yep, €45.5 billion – and there won’t be a vote or any discussion.

# social-welfare-bill - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Social Welfare Bill passes Seanad second stage
# Seanad
# Seanad

Social Welfare Bill passes Seanad second stage

Dec 18th 2012, 7:39 PM 6,327 Views 56 Comments

All 12 Labour Senators voted with the Government as the Bill was carried by a comfortable majority.

Oireachtas agenda: Will the Seanad put the brakes on the Budget?
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Will the Seanad put the brakes on the Budget?

Dec 18th 2012, 10:01 AM 3,186 Views 13 Comments

While the Seanad votes on welfare cuts and PRSI hikes, the Dáil holds its final debates on the new property tax.

# social-welfare-bill - Monday 17 December, 2012

# social-welfare-bill - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Seanad vote could delay Budget's welfare cuts by three months
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Seanad vote could delay Budget's welfare cuts by three months

Dec 16th 2012, 2:49 PM 8,451 Views 32 Comments

At least one Labour senator says he may vote against the Social Welfare Bill. One more defect could defeat the government.

# social-welfare-bill - Saturday 15 December, 2012

# social-welfare-bill - Friday 14 December, 2012

Gilmore hints at plan to remove Keaveney as Labour chair
# Labour Of Love
# Labour Of Love

Gilmore hints at plan to remove Keaveney as Labour chair

Dec 14th 2012, 8:10 AM 6,393 Views 94 Comments

The Labour Leader says it isn’t “tenable” to have a party Chairman outside of the parliamentary ranks.

Social Welfare repayments could 'force people into destitution' under new Bill
# Social Welfare Bill
# Social Welfare Bill

Social Welfare repayments could 'force people into destitution' under new Bill

Dec 14th 2012, 7:30 AM 7,862 Views 26 Comments

FLAC has said it is concerned that changes to the Social Welfare Bill means that when the government recovers overpayments it will push people below the basic minimum income threshold.

# social-welfare-bill - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Keaveney "determined" to remain Labour party chairman
# Colm Keaveney
# Colm Keaveney

Keaveney "determined" to remain Labour party chairman

Dec 13th 2012, 10:41 PM 6,959 Views 42 Comments

The Labour TD described the budget as a “conflict of ideologies” and said the issue was one of proportionality with Labour making up only one third of government.

The Evening Fix...now with added kisses under the mistletoe
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added kisses under the mistletoe

Dec 13th 2012, 7:52 PM 6,791 Views 4 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting
# Suspended
# Suspended

Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting

Dec 13th 2012, 3:19 PM 14,026 Views 103 Comments

Padraig Mac Lochlainn, who is serving a three-day suspension, was let vote once – but not a second time.

Labour chairman Keaveney votes against government on respite grant cut
# Down The Plank
# Down The Plank

Labour chairman Keaveney votes against government on respite grant cut

Dec 13th 2012, 2:10 PM 10,183 Views 111 Comments

Keaveney will be booted from the Labour parliamentary party after voting against cuts to respite care grants.

Poll: Do you agree with proposed cuts to child benefit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with proposed cuts to child benefit?

Dec 13th 2012, 10:44 AM 10,611 Views 126 Comments

TDs vote today on whether to lower the monthly payment for the first three children to €130. How would you vote?

Oireachtas agenda: Social Welfare Bill, insurance premiums and CF unit
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Social Welfare Bill, insurance premiums and CF unit

Dec 13th 2012, 9:39 AM 2,845 Views 20 Comments

TDs finally get to vote on controversial measures like cuts to respite care grant this morning.

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Social Welfare Bill passes in Dáil, moves to committee stage
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Social Welfare Bill passes in Dáil, moves to committee stage

Dec 12th 2012, 10:48 PM 8,865 Views 143 Comments

The bill includes cuts to the Respite Care Grant and child benefit as well as an increase in PRSI contributions.

Oireachtas agenda: Shannon airport, welfare votes and no confidence
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Shannon airport, welfare votes and no confidence

Dec 12th 2012, 9:40 AM 2,432 Views 9 Comments

TDs vote this afternoon and this evening on approving individual Budget measures – like PRSI increases and respite grant cuts.

# social-welfare-bill - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system

Dec 11th 2012, 12:15 PM 4,206 Views 49 Comments

The Social Welfare Bill, which gives legal effect to cuts to the respite care grant and other changes, will be debated this week.

Oireachtas agenda: Welfare cuts, HSE bailout and the Seanad's birthday
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Welfare cuts, HSE bailout and the Seanad's birthday

Dec 11th 2012, 9:19 AM 2,984 Views 12 Comments

James Reilly formally asks for a €360 million HSE bailout today, as the Dáil also debates Sinn Féin’s motion of no confidence.

# social-welfare-bill - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'

May 1st 2012, 6:06 PM 26 Views 59 Comments

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly laments “a series of policy mistakes” embedded into our legislation tonight as the Social Welfare Bill is signed into law.

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Column: It's not too late to save the Social Welfare Bill
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It's not too late to save the Social Welfare Bill

Apr 18th 2012, 7:30 PM 9 Views 41 Comments

Tonight’s debate in the Dáil will slash eligibility for the one parent family payment to save a mere €7.6 million – but it’s not too late to stop this, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

# social-welfare-bill - Saturday 10 December, 2011

All community employment schemes under review, Minister confirms
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

All community employment schemes under review, Minister confirms

Dec 10th 2011, 4:28 PM 4,371 Views 29 Comments

Joan Burton said that schemes which “provide value for money” do not have “anything to fear” from the review.

Michael Healy-Rae 'on his way home' after hospitalisation
# Michael Healy-Rae
# Michael Healy-Rae

Michael Healy-Rae 'on his way home' after hospitalisation

Dec 10th 2011, 2:34 PM 4,650 Views 26 Comments

The independent TD’s brother has said Michael is “himself again” after being taken ill in the Dáil yesterday.

# social-welfare-bill - Thursday 8 December, 2011

TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts

Dec 8th 2011, 4:04 PM 2,611 Views 11 Comments

The Social Welfare Bill 2011 will be voted on by TDs tomorrow – but former Labour TDs Penrose and Nulty have broken ranks again.

# social-welfare-bill - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Social Welfare Bill passed
# Breaking
# Breaking

Social Welfare Bill passed

Dec 9th 2010, 5:18 PM 233 Views 0 Comments

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Budget 2011: Dáil votes to proceed with Social Welfare Bill
# Budget11
# Budget11

Budget 2011: Dáil votes to proceed with Social Welfare Bill

Dec 8th 2010, 7:12 PM 342 Views 0 Comments