Social Affairs Minister Seamus Brennan says his department, which is responsible for a third of all government spending, should not be "spending money like an ATM machine", writes Alison O'Connor.
He said his priority was for clients of his department – which has a budget of €12 billion – to get to a better position in life. Brennan said it could be politically dangerous to talk about getting social welfare recipients, especially single mothers, back...
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