Doherty backtracks on pledge not to set up child maintenance agency

Minister had said she would not ‘stick my two feet’ into area that was another minister’s bailiwick

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
29th September, 2019

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty is pushing ahead with the creation of a stand-alone child maintenance agency, despite previously stating that she would not “stick my two left feet” into an area that is the responsibility of another cabinet minister.

Doherty told the Dáil last week that the current system for ensuring absent parents pay maintenance towards the upkeep of their children was “not working”.

A report by...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m

State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract

Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll

Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent