Tuesday 6 December 2016

Child benefit

Published 23/11/2011 | 05:00

•Hi, Joan, how are things? I hope you are well. Just a heads up on the story from this side of the wall of Leinster House.

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I want to make you aware that you have no permission from this voter to touch my child benefit or my husband's wages until you pass legislation to put the retired ex-ministers of past governments on the statutory pension, like the rest of the country, when they are 65.

We are in an economic emergency, mostly of their creation, and I would question whether Bertie/Mary/Charlie et al would have the brass neck to sue the Irish State if it did this. If they find themselves without an occupation, they can always look for work.

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