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Poll: Should the Government introduce a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather events?

A Cold Weather Payment is in place in the North

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SINN FÉIN HAS led calls for the introduction of a welfare payment for severe weather events.

A Cold Weather Payment already exists in Northern Ireland, which kicks in when temperatures fall below zero degrees Celsius for seven days.

Each payment is worth £25, and is made automatically for those who already receive a qualifying benefit.

So we’re wondering: Should the Government introduce a Cold Weather Payment in Ireland?

Poll Results:

No (4801)
Yes (3099)
Yes, but it should be for everyone (2529)
I don't know (458)

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