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#Child Benefit

# child-benefit - Monday 23 July, 2012

Government undecided on child benefit tax for wealthy
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Government undecided on child benefit tax for wealthy

Jul 23rd 2012, 9:45 AM 3,952 Views 38 Comments

Fianna Fáil leader has dismissed the proposal as “gesture politics”.

# child-benefit - Sunday 22 July, 2012

# child-benefit - Friday 20 July, 2012

IMF proposal on child benefit will 'victimise children'
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# Child Benefit

IMF proposal on child benefit will 'victimise children'

Jul 20th 2012, 8:23 AM 3,357 Views 49 Comments

Over 200,000 children living in households that are experiencing poverty, say latest figures.

# child-benefit - Thursday 19 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Jul 19th 2012, 8:00 PM 5,938 Views 2 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Opposition, lobby groups come out against means-tested Child Benefit
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

Opposition, lobby groups come out against means-tested Child Benefit

Jul 19th 2012, 7:05 PM 4,092 Views 79 Comments

Political groups, charities and other groups are all opposed to the IMF’s proposal for a means-tested system.

IMF recommendations 'not something government has to follow' - Tánaiste
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

IMF recommendations 'not something government has to follow' - Tánaiste

Jul 19th 2012, 11:19 AM 2,022 Views 18 Comments

Eamon Gilmore was responding to the International Monetary Fund’s statement on completion of its annual review of Ireland’s affairs.

Poll: Should child benefit be means-tested?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should child benefit be means-tested?

Jul 19th 2012, 10:17 AM 10,472 Views 169 Comments

The IMF has suggested that the universal payment could be means-tested to save money. What do you think?

# child-benefit - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Wednesday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Jul 18th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,206 Views 6 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget
# IMF
# IMF

Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget

Jul 18th 2012, 5:12 PM 14,866 Views 191 Comments

An IMF review says “expensive universal supports” like child benefit may need to be reformed to be better targeted.

# child-benefit - Saturday 9 June, 2012

VAT, hospitals and the speed of light: the week in statistics
# Prime Numbers
From The Daily Edge
# Prime Numbers

VAT, hospitals and the speed of light: the week in statistics

Jun 9th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,973 Views 1 Comment

Exactly how many Irish people are looking for work and can’t find it? And when is a Leaving Cert not a Leaving Cert?

# child-benefit - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Child benefit payments only cover 11 per cent of costs in some cases
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

Child benefit payments only cover 11 per cent of costs in some cases

Jun 7th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,654 Views 25 Comments

A new survey shows the cost of raising children is at its highest during infancy and then again when they are in secondary school.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children

Mar 14th 2012, 7:30 AM 355 Views 57 Comments

As benefits for the most vulnerable are cut, our system throws money at others who don’t need it, writes Aaron McKenna.

# child-benefit - Friday 6 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Jan 6th 2012, 7:58 PM 4,246 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s fix: Some parents to lose child benefit; continued rows over pensions debacle; Ray Grehan bankrupt – in England – and all the other bits you may have missed.

Almost 6,000 parents have child benefit suspended
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

Almost 6,000 parents have child benefit suspended

Jan 6th 2012, 3:19 PM 16,890 Views 97 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has suspended the payment for January as people failed to respond to a Government check on entitlements.

# child-benefit - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit

Dec 8th 2011, 9:53 AM 1,428 Views 28 Comments

At their winter meeting, the Irish Bishops’ Conference welcomes the U-turn on disability benefit – but remain concerned.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

Dec 7th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,793 Views 3 Comments

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

# child-benefit - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: Separated mother-of-four
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Separated mother-of-four

Dec 6th 2011, 9:55 PM 2,680 Views 6 Comments

Budget 2012 has seen cuts to child benefit for third and fourth children, changes to motor tax, and changes to the Universal Social Charge.

# child-benefit - Monday 5 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Dec 5th 2011, 7:54 PM 4,039 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the Budget; good news for Ryan Tubridy; and the world’s Christmas capital (which you’ve never heard of…)

Let us know: What do you think of the Budget so far?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Let us know: What do you think of the Budget so far?

Dec 5th 2011, 7:00 PM 3,678 Views 96 Comments

One Budget day down, one to go – and we’re looking for your thoughts about the proceedings so far…

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

Dec 5th 2011, 6:14 PM 6,705 Views 43 Comments

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,

Child benefit cut 'unfairly targets the most vulnerable'
# Budget12
# Budget12

Child benefit cut 'unfairly targets the most vulnerable'

Dec 5th 2011, 5:07 PM 3,474 Views 64 Comments

Larger families – who are already more at risk of experiencing poverty – will bear the brunt of reductions to child benefit, a charity has warned.

# child-benefit - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Child benefit cuts will target families with three or more children only
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Child benefit cuts will target families with three or more children only

Dec 4th 2011, 10:57 AM 4,768 Views 81 Comments

The cut will not apply to all child benefit payments – only those for third and subsequent children, according to reports today.

# child-benefit - Monday 21 November, 2011

Child benefit is ‘subsidising people to have sex’ – Michael O’Leary
# Big Mouth
# Big Mouth

Child benefit is ‘subsidising people to have sex’ – Michael O’Leary

Nov 21st 2011, 9:53 PM 11,577 Views 102 Comments

The Ryanair CEO said that he thinks child benefit should be abolished, calling it an “absurdity”.

Fears mount over Budget cut to child benefit
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Fears mount over Budget cut to child benefit

Nov 21st 2011, 8:52 AM 2,289 Views 46 Comments

Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan has admitted that child benefit could be subject to cuts, despite warnings it could “push families into poverty”.

# child-benefit - Sunday 20 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Nov 20th 2011, 8:07 PM 5,360 Views 1 Comment

Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Child benefit to be 'cut first and reformed later'
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# Child Benefit

Child benefit to be 'cut first and reformed later'

Nov 20th 2011, 3:51 PM 7,733 Views 125 Comments

The government is coming under fire for ‘another broken promise’ – a €10 cut in child benefit across the board.

# child-benefit - Friday 18 November, 2011

Budget leaks: Social welfare to bear burden of cuts, Government tells EU
# Budget Leaks
# Budget Leaks

Budget leaks: Social welfare to bear burden of cuts, Government tells EU

Nov 18th 2011, 1:58 PM 8,091 Views 53 Comments

Leaked draft documents seen by TheJournal.ie indicate that the social protection budget will be heavily targeted.

# child-benefit - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Mar 22nd 2011, 7:52 PM 1,615 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: More arrests made in connection with the murder of Dublin teenager David Byrne; Eamon Gilmore hopes Ireland will recognise a Palestinian state during his tenure; and we celebrate all things Shatner.

Should Ireland pay child benefit for children living abroad?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Should Ireland pay child benefit for children living abroad?

Mar 22nd 2011, 10:18 AM 6,260 Views 6 Comments

Joan Burton has announced a review of rules allowing parents to claim benefits, even if their children live overseas.

# child-benefit - Thursday 17 February, 2011

FG-Labour war: Gilmore says families 'screwed' by austerity plans
# GE11
# GE11

FG-Labour war: Gilmore says families 'screwed' by austerity plans

Feb 17th 2011, 3:40 PM 703 Views 0 Comments

The one-time prospective coalition partners continue their electoral war of words over their rival economic plans.

Labour attacks FG in child benefit newspaper ads
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# Child Benefit

Labour attacks FG in child benefit newspaper ads

Feb 17th 2011, 6:15 AM 2,717 Views 0 Comments

Labour’s ad condemns Fine Gael’s policies, which it says will cut child benefit by 7.5 per cent – hitting families.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Budget 2011: In Numbers
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# Budget11

Budget 2011: In Numbers

Dec 8th 2010, 10:07 AM 2,539 Views 0 Comments

The main points of Budget 2011, broken down by TheJournal.ie into a by-the-numbers guide.

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'
# Budget11
# Budget11

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'

Dec 8th 2010, 9:31 AM 1,054 Views 0 Comments

The low paid, middle-incomes, families, social welfare recipients, the Taoiseach, the President: did only the TDs escape?

# child-benefit - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Child benefit fears ahead of devastating Budget cuts
# Budget11
# Budget11

Child benefit fears ahead of devastating Budget cuts

Dec 7th 2010, 8:21 AM 2,161 Views 0 Comments

Brian Lenihan expected to set out the harshest budget in the country’s history this afternoon.