Ahern, Dermot

Wednesday, 4 November 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 496 No. 1

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Private Members' Business. - Pensions for the Self-Employed: Motion (Resumed).

Fianna Fáil introduced that scheme.More Button

The record speaks for itself.More Button

The Deputy is twisting her words.More Button

We explained that we were examining the matter.More Button

It is an even better day for Fianna Fáil.More Button

For what?More Button

The Deputy supported the Minister.More Button

The Deputy supported Deputy De Rossa as Minister for Social Welfare. He would not allow it.More Button

The Deputy should check the files.More Button

We promised this in our election manifesto.More Button

It was taken.More Button

That is true.More Button

The Deputy obviously did not read the newspapers when he was down there.More Button

What did I say in the supplementary replies?More Button

I said I would look at the figures.More Button

The Deputy will be voting for me from now on.More Button

The Deputy should not compare himself to David Trimble.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Was asked: the policy in relation to granting rental subsidy; the guidelines which apply; the discretion, if any, allowed in this area; the amount per year in the Eastern Health Board area given on rental subsid...More Button

Rent supplements are normally calculated to ensure the person, after the payment of rent has an income equal to the supplementary welfare allowance rate less £6. This £6 represents the minimum contrib...More Button

Was asked: the benefit, if any, a person (details supplied) in County Mayo is entitled to receive in view of the fact he is unable to work due to an illness but has been refused supplementary welfare allowance f...More Button

The social welfare system provides contributory payments based on social insurance contributions and means tested payments in cases where people have insufficient contributions.More Button

Was asked: the average unemployment assistance payment to an individual per week.More Button

Unemployment assistance is a weekly payment made to unemployed persons and is paid subject to a means test. Increased rates are paid in respect of qualified adults and child dependants as appropriate....More Button

Was asked: if his Department will restore a back-to-work allowance to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim.More Button

The back-to-work allowance is intended to assist unemployed people to return to the active labour force as an employee or a self-employed person. One of the conditions for receipt of the allowance by...More Button

Was asked: the further information, if any, required to enable payment of unemployment assistance to be made to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who has received no payment of any kind since 7 Septe...More Button

The person concerned was in receipt of one parent family payment up to February 1998 when payment was stopped on the grounds that she and another person were cohabiting. She applied for unemployment ...More Button

Written Answers. - Security of the Elderly.

Was asked: when an application for grants for socially monitored alarms for the elderly submitted by Togher sub-district neighboured watch (details supplied) will be processed; and the outcome of the application...More Button

Since 1996, my Department has operated the scheme of community support for older people, the purpose of which is to provide funding for initiatives to improve the security and social support of vulner...More Button


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