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17 December 2009 Edition

Make your voice heard, fight the cuts!

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

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