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#respite care grant

# respite-care-grant - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

'Budget 2015 needs to give struggling families the peace and security they're entitled to'

An alliance of charities are calling for cuts to be reversed before tax breaks are introduced.

# respite-care-grant - Sunday 15 June, 2014

The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%

Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.

# respite-care-grant - Friday 21 December, 2012

Seanad passes social welfare and property tax bills

Both pieces of legislation will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

# respite-care-grant - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# respite-care-grant - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Seanad vote could delay Budget's welfare cuts by three months

At least one Labour senator says he may vote against the Social Welfare Bill. One more defect could defeat the government.

# respite-care-grant - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Keaveney criticises 'cynicism' of ministers over his voting against government

The Labout TD said ministers and party members were attempting to distract from problematic issues in the budget.

# respite-care-grant - Friday 14 December, 2012

Gilmore hints at plan to remove Keaveney as Labour chair

The Labour Leader says it isn’t “tenable” to have a party Chairman outside of the parliamentary ranks.

Column: Why am I made to feel like a scrounger?

Lisa Domican is an award-winning entrepreneur, and also a carer to two autistic teenagers. It’s clear which the Government values more, she writes.

# respite-care-grant - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Keaveney "determined" to remain Labour party chairman

The Labour TD described the budget as a “conflict of ideologies” and said the issue was one of proportionality with Labour making up only one third of government.

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Labour chairman Keaveney votes against government on respite grant cut

Keaveney will be booted from the Labour parliamentary party after voting against cuts to respite care grants.

Oireachtas agenda: Social Welfare Bill, insurance premiums and CF unit

TDs finally get to vote on controversial measures like cuts to respite care grant this morning.

# respite-care-grant - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Social Welfare Bill passes in Dáil, moves to committee stage

The bill includes cuts to the Respite Care Grant and child benefit as well as an increase in PRSI contributions.

# respite-care-grant - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

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Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget cuts

The Carers Association said they will continue to keep the pressure on the government because carers cannot afford the cuts.

Carers to protest at Dáil today over cuts to grant

They are demanding the immediate restoration of the 19 per cent cut to the Respite Care Grant announced in the Budget.

# respite-care-grant - Sunday 9 December, 2012

McEntee called on to clarify 'callous' comments on respite care grant

According to today’s Sunday Times, Minister McEntee said in relation to the controversial cut that “could stay in a top hotel for €700 a week”.

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Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed?

The decision to cut the grant by over €300 has proved controversial. Should it be reversed or does the government need to stick to its plans?

# respite-care-grant - Saturday 8 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added live news anchor proposal

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Fine Gael politicians urge Burton to roll back on respite grant cut

A Fine Gael TD and a Senator have both asked the Minister to reconsider the decision to cut the grant by over €300.

# respite-care-grant - Friday 7 December, 2012

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PHOTOS: Carers hold protest against plans to cut respite care grant

Over 100 people gathered outside Leinster House to rally against the proposed cut from €1700 to €1325.

# respite-care-grant - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.

# respite-care-grant - Friday 8 June, 2012

Carers using respite grant to pay bills, rather than for actual respite

This week 77,000 full-time carers are due to receive an annual respite grant of €1,700, but it’s unlikely to be used for holidays.