Wednesday October 28, 2020

Brennan targets child poverty

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.

24th September, 2005

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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