Govt urged to reverse social welfare cutbacks

An organisation that supports single-parent families has called on the Government to take specific measures to help such families in this year's Budget.

An organisation that supports single-parent families has called on the Government to take specific measures to help such families in this year's Budget.

One Family, which used to be known as Cherish, said the Government should use the Budget to honour its commitments to families at risk of poverty, particularly in relation to child benefit and income supports.

It also called on the Government to reverse the so-called "savage 16" social welfare cutbacks introduced last year and to review the impact of government policies on single-parent families.

More in this section

War of Independence Podcast

A special four-part series hosted by Mick Clifford

Available on
www.irishexaminer.com/podcasts

Commemorating 100 years since the War of Independence

Home Delivery
logo-ie

HOME DELIVERY SERVICE

Have the Irish Examiner delivered to your door. No delivery charge. Just pay the cover price.