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Social Welfare

Dáil Speech on Civil Registration (Misc) Bill 2013 – Thursday 30th May

I too welcome the Bill. Given that speaking time is short, I will focus on a couple of specific points. Section 15 amends the Civil Registration Act 2004. The Minister has promised on a number of occasions to introduce legislation to deal with an issue that is

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Dáil Question on State Contributory Pension and women who were home makers

Question No: 409 Ref No: 23782/13 To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on the fact certain women are not eligible for the full rate of a State contributory pension because they chose to stay at home to care for their children or family relatives

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Kildare Senior Citizens who worked in UK urged to apply for Fuel Allowance

25th March 2013 Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, is urging pensioners who once lived and worked in the UK, but are now living in Ireland, to apply for the UK Winter Fuel Allowance. This tax free payment is worth between €115 and €350. But

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Dáil Speech on Social Welfare Bill 2012 (Budget 2013) Wednesday 12th December

Deputy Anthony Lawlor: This is one of the most difficult budgets ever announced in this House. My party is associated with Richie Ryan and the budget that he brought forward in the mid-1970s. The Cabinet of the time also took difficult decisions which were supported by Fine

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