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:
- Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
- This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
- Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
- Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.