Phelan, John Paul

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Social Welfare Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I echo the sentiments of the immediately previous speakers on the measures contained in the Social Welfare Bill. The Bill is an annual event to give effect to the changes in social welfare announc...More Button

In that regard, I also welcome the increases in the living alone allowance, the partial reintroduction of the Christmas bonus of one quarter and the changes, mentioned previously, to JobsPlus and...More Button

The Minister's announcement in this budget with regard to the new back-to-work family dividend highlights a problem that many of us would have come across, in particular in recent years, namely, ...More Button

I find myself in the unusual position of agreeing with some of the previous Opposition speakers on the housing issue. I welcome very much that the budget contained a €2 billion announcement in r...More Button