Absolutely ridiculous to cut this benefit even for the so called ''rich''! no-one with children is rich, penalised at every turn as far as I can make out. This is a benefit is for our children and our future labour force I don't mind paying tax to fund this benefit BUT I mind very much paying tax to fund big salaries to incompetent politicians... get rid of the fat cats and mind the children... do they realise if children are not looked after they not be around to keep country afloat in...
Absolutely ridiculous to cut this benefit even for the so called ''rich''! no-one with children is rich, penalised at every turn as far as I can make out. This is a benefit is for our children and our future labour force I don't mind paying tax to fund this benefit BUT I mind very much paying tax to fund big salaries to incompetent politicians... get rid of the fat cats and mind the children... do they realise if children are not looked after they not be around to keep country afloat in future, I suggest the politicians swallow the same cuts that ordinary folk have had to suck up in the last three years, and let the banks and other gamblers pay their own bills, like we the ordinary folk do, a few euro every week!
hear hear; we just need far less of them, we might get better decisions...
Child benifit should be means tested like other social welfare payments and that way the people who really don't need it don't get it, the people who do will and the government gain! they should not make famlies who need it suffer when it is only loose change & pocket money to the wealthy!
in years gone by the government tried to give to children now they are doing their best to take it away from them so many families are depending on child benefit to supply the needs of their children, but people in the government would not know about this they never needed anything because the people of ireland pay their wages
hi I'm a mom of two both have a form of autisim my life is so difficult and the thoughts of the government taking more money off of people that can bearly survive is making me seriously angry my husband hasn't worked in over a year not his fault but I will not stand back and let the so called government take from my children ive had enough.
well said tina xx
Means test please, there are plenty that don't need it , and plenty that do! Those whose children may go a bit hungry must be protected at all costs!
then we have already failed.
Good to see this page. But remember what the oaps did when their medical cards were about to b cut.
There are a lot of groups out there all planning rallys/marches in relation to this subject Brenda and when I hear about anything concrete I'll pass on the info, its the only way to get them to at least take notice there's no doubt about it....
Is there a March being organised? A buggy push on Dail eireann? How do we find out where and when?
I'm in contact with another group maxine 'Saveourchildbenefit' also here on FB and hopefully we will organise something in the next month or so....
take it of the rich who don't need it and leave the unwelty alone were trying to survive...
Why hit the people who needs it when wil this country be right
Its gana b means tested hun
We need to make a stand over this , as its just gettin cut yr in and yr out and as we all know the price of living has not come down people are existing here in ireland were not a third world country but it feels like it we should be living not exsisting.
As you said all along C..everyone's moaning about it but doing nothing about it
I am a single working parent, with a little girl. Between childcare n school bus transpot. I am forking out way over 500€. And i am not the only single parent with dese expenses
Me too Caroline.. I'm terrified of what they are going to do. My child benefit I spend on heating for the month and then I get my months supply of meat for dinners and freeze it. I winters coming and my son has a complex heart condition. I'm so worried that I will have to choose between heating our home or feeding my child this winter. I've applied for carers allowance but there is a 10 month waiting list.. Another fiasco that this government create.