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#Means Testing

# means-testing - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments

Fianna Fáil accused the government of kite-flying.

# means-testing - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Opinion: 'Our free legal aid system is being abused'

The State has spent a whopping €428 million on free legal aid since 2009, writes Senator John O’Mahony.

# means-testing - Friday 1 March, 2013

Poll: Should means testing for student grants include assets and savings? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should means testing for student grants include assets and savings?

Coalition parties are divided over new proposals to broaden the criteria for the means testing of third level grants.

# means-testing - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

'Fantasy budget' survey shows Irish adults want child benefit means tested

Most Irish adults would introduce means testing for child benefit as well as a value-based property tax if they had control of this year’s Budget.

# means-testing - Monday 23 July, 2012

Government undecided on child benefit tax for wealthy

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

# means-testing - Thursday 19 July, 2012

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?

# means-testing - 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.