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Thursday 28 November, 2013

Joan Burton: Why it's time to talk about a Living Wage for Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Joan Burton: Why it's time to talk about a Living Wage for Ireland

Nov 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 54 Views 115 Comments

Our social welfare system already supports those in work by topping-up low wages. This is why a Living Wage could increase tax revenue and decrease spending on benefits, the Social Protection Minister argues.

Thursday 23 May, 2013

Column: We need to help lone parents into work and away from welfare dependency
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# Opinion

Column: We need to help lone parents into work and away from welfare dependency

May 23rd 2013, 6:16 PM 103 Views 115 Comments

Ireland spends almost €1 billion a year on One Parent Family Payments, but the results have been poor. We need to support lone parents properly, writes Minister Joan Burton.

Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Column: We had to make difficult cuts in the Budget - but these are extraordinary times
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# Opinion

Column: We had to make difficult cuts in the Budget - but these are extraordinary times

Dec 6th 2011, 7:30 AM 10 Views 101 Comments

Social welfare spending has to be cut in order to balance the budget – but we can still protect the most vulnerable, says Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection.