Tuesday 20 February 2018

Lone parent cut lacks humanity

SociaL Protection Minister Eamon O Cuiv states the reason for cutting the One-Parent Allowance is to encourage "these parents into the workforce" (RTE 'News at One', May 30).

His remarks suggest he is stopping young girls having children to sponge off the State. This is beneath contempt.

This payment is made to widowed, divorced, separated, battered, and other single parents. Their ability to cope despite the hand that life has dealt them should be a source of inspiration to the rest of us. Instead, it has been decided to give them another good kicking.

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