Cregan, Denis

Tuesday, 25 March 1997

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 150 No. 13

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Social Welfare Bill, 1997: Second Stage.

I welcome the Minister to the House after his marathon and unfair battles elsewhere. I compliment him on his dedication in discussions with senior counsel; it shows he is well able to debate. I also c...More Button

Social Welfare Bill, 1997: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Final Stages.

The amendment is relevant to a point I wish to make on section 8, so I will raise it at this time. The Minister stated that over 75 per cent of people are aware of the existence of the family income ...More Button

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We must recognise the work of the person in the home. We are taking account of those who want to go into the workplace but we must recognise the men and women who work in the home. We should conside...More Button

I, like others, received details from the INOU about this problem. The unemployed now have discussions with people at Government level. The Minister has admitted that he will not implement regulatio...More Button

I thank the Minister and his officials. Although the social welfare system is more complicated from a financial point of view, the application process has been simplified. I thank the Minister for h...More Button

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