Sunday 24 June 2018

Squeezed middle, not the millionaires, would suffer in child benefit shake-up

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

Anne-Marie Walsh

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary once revealed that himself and his wife Anita get a children's allowance of €530 a month.

Even he thought it was absurd for the State to be borrowing to provide for the rich, with what he called a subsidy to have sex.

A national poll previously showed most people support means-testing the payment, possibly to get multi-millionaires off the social welfare budget.

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