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#Child Benefit

# child-benefit - Sunday 22 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before you tuck into your Sunday breakfast.

# child-benefit - Friday 20 July, 2012

IMF proposal on child benefit will 'victimise children'

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

# child-benefit - Thursday 19 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should child benefit be means-tested?

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

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Almost 6,000 parents have child benefit suspended

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

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 This post contains images

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

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 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

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?

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

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

Child benefit cut 'unfairly targets the most vulnerable'

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

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

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

Fears mount over Budget cut to child benefit

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know by 9am: Reports that dole could be cut, Mayo Garda station in firebomb attack, Robbie helps Galaxy to MLS glory, and the anniversary we’d rather forget

# child-benefit - Sunday 20 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

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'

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# child-benefit - Friday 18 November, 2011

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

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

# child-benefit - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

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 This post contains a poll

Should Ireland pay child benefit for children living abroad?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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