17 December 2009 Edition
17 December 2009
The Social Welfare Bill unceremoniously rushed through the Oireachtas in recent days is a despicable piece of legislation that attacks the incomes of the most vulnerable in society. Widows, the disabled and carers are targeted, as are lone parents and young unemployed people who have been targeted by particularly savage cuts. The legislation gives effect to the government's war on the poor initiated by Brian Lenihan's Budget. People affected by the cuts are also bearing the brunt of a range of other cuts that will further embed societal inequality - cuts to funding for educational disadvantage, Drugs Task Forces, community support services, and Family Resource Centres. Free article
An Phoblacht Magazine
AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:
- The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
- It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
- There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.