A Parting Gift

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Over 9,000 families are to lose their One-Parent Family Payment from today.
The change is dependent on the age of the claimant’s children, along with when the payment began…
By this time next year, almost 60,000 families will have lost the One-Parent Family Payment. “What it actually means for the nearly 60,000 families that are going to be moved off next year is that a lot of them are going to be down money, and they are already extraordinarily poor families, who are finding it difficult to make ends meet”, said Karen Kiernan, chief executive of One Family…

Like a boss.

9,000 one-parent families lose payment from today (RTE)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

Meanwhile…

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Eamon Gimore at the launch of the Right to read Campaign in Charleville Mall Library in Dublin City this morning.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)