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#Social Welfare Bill

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published

The names will be published on a quarterly basis on the Department of Social Protection’s website.

# social-welfare-bill - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters

The provision is included in the Social Welfare Bill 2017, which was published today.

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

'If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down'

Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.

# social-welfare-bill - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Three Labour senators targeted over dole cut but they'll support measure

Young people are being urged to lobby three Labour senators to vote against a provision of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill in the Seanad next week but they will all support the measure.

# social-welfare-bill - Friday 25 October, 2013

'Mean, ruthless, vicious': TD scathing as Dáil votes to abolish bereavement grant

One opposition TD labelled the cut to the €850 grant as “a mean, ruthless, vicious targeting of people at their most vulnerable time”.

# social-welfare-bill - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it's 'mean and cruel'

A slight difference of opinion over Budget cuts in the Dáil chamber today…

# social-welfare-bill - 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.

# social-welfare-bill - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Seven Bills to be wrapped up before Christmas break

Michael D Higgins will be busy over Christmas: no fewer than seven Bills will be wrapped up today and sent for signature.

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Social Welfare Bill passes committee stage in Seanad by three votes

The bill passed in the upper house this evening with Labour’s James Heffernan confirming his vote against the law and losing the party whip. Only businessman Feargal Quinn voted with the coalition.

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil approves €45.5 billion in spending, without a debate

Yep, €45.5 billion – and there won’t be a vote or any discussion.

# social-welfare-bill - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Social Welfare Bill passes Seanad second stage

All 12 Labour Senators voted with the Government as the Bill was carried by a comfortable majority.

Oireachtas agenda: Will the Seanad put the brakes on the Budget?

While the Seanad votes on welfare cuts and PRSI hikes, the Dáil holds its final debates on the new property tax.

# social-welfare-bill - Monday 17 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Every morning, brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

# social-welfare-bill - 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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Every morning, brings you the nine things you need to know as you begin your day.

# social-welfare-bill - Saturday 15 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Every day brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

# social-welfare-bill - Friday 14 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Every day brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

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.

Social Welfare repayments could 'force people into destitution' under new Bill

FLAC has said it is concerned that changes to the Social Welfare Bill means that when the government recovers overpayments it will push people below the basic minimum income threshold.

# social-welfare-bill - 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.

The Evening with added kisses under the mistletoe

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting

Padraig Mac Lochlainn, who is serving a three-day suspension, was let vote once – but not a second time.

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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.

Poll: Do you agree with proposed cuts to child benefit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with proposed cuts to child benefit?

TDs vote today on whether to lower the monthly payment for the first three children to €130. How would you vote?

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.

# social-welfare-bill - 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.

Oireachtas agenda: Shannon airport, welfare votes and no confidence

TDs vote this afternoon and this evening on approving individual Budget measures – like PRSI increases and respite grant cuts.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Soundcheck Day… (Sorry…)

# social-welfare-bill - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system

The Social Welfare Bill, which gives legal effect to cuts to the respite care grant and other changes, will be debated this week.

Oireachtas agenda: Welfare cuts, HSE bailout and the Seanad's birthday

James Reilly formally asks for a €360 million HSE bailout today, as the Dáil also debates Sinn Féin’s motion of no confidence.

# social-welfare-bill - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly laments “a series of policy mistakes” embedded into our legislation tonight as the Social Welfare Bill is signed into law.

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Column: It's not too late to save the Social Welfare Bill

Tonight’s debate in the Dáil will slash eligibility for the one parent family payment to save a mere €7.6 million – but it’s not too late to stop this, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

# social-welfare-bill - Saturday 10 December, 2011

All community employment schemes under review, Minister confirms

Joan Burton said that schemes which “provide value for money” do not have “anything to fear” from the review.

Michael Healy-Rae 'on his way home' after hospitalisation

The independent TD’s brother has said Michael is “himself again” after being taken ill in the Dáil yesterday.

# social-welfare-bill - Thursday 8 December, 2011

TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts

The Social Welfare Bill 2011 will be voted on by TDs tomorrow – but former Labour TDs Penrose and Nulty have broken ranks again.

# social-welfare-bill - Thursday 9 December, 2010

DÁIL ÉIREANN HAS passed all stages of the Social Welfare Bill by a margin of 80 votes to 76 this evening. The bill is one of the two main objectives of the Budget 2011.

# social-welfare-bill - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

DÁIL ÉIREANN has this evening voted by a margin of 80 votes to 73 to introduce the Social Welfare Bill, one of the two major planks of the Budget. The vote was taken manually so no initial record of voters is available. In an earlier electronic vote on the same motion, passed 80-72, independent TD Joe Behan voted with the government; a number of FF deputies abstained, as some FG members were attending a party meeting.