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Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice

HI there, I'll be on local radio tomorrow discussing child benefit, lets try and get those few extra signatures to bring the total to 28,000, this petition will be presented to Joan's crew in Social protection if not to Joan herself (hopefully) so please keep sharing and getting people to join in and try and stop the Government from cutting child benefit and tearing families apart. Thank you, Annemarie.

Michelle Rensburg
Michelle Rensburg
  • Annemarie Rice

wot time u on annemarie?

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Annemarie Rice

oh sometime after 9am hun....

Jennifer Bogue
Jennifer Bogue
  • Annemarie Rice

Well done Annemarie!

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Annemarie Rice

great stuff we have exceeded 28,000 signatures!!!

Fiona Kennelly
Fiona Kennelly
  • Annemarie Rice

You're great AM not sitting and moaning but standing up and doing something well done you

MaryLou Silvester-Carr
MaryLou Silvester-Carr
  • Annemarie Rice

what radios station Annemarie and I will tune in online?

Ann Marie Cusack
Ann Marie Cusack
  • Annemarie Rice

Well done Anne Marie for been the voice of the people who need this benefit... hope this so call government listen... what time are you on air???

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Annemarie Rice

Some time after 9am AM...hopefully I won't get all nervous and jumble up my words....in which case I'll be in the first pub I see open by 11am!!!

Colette Crowe
Colette Crowe

yet again attacking the most vunerable in society...it's time we took action..i've had enough and am sure everyone that has signed this has too....

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Colette Crowe

I emailed numerous Ministers about this petition and not one of them replied....I even sent Joan Burton a copy of the signatures....nothing...the only person who replied was David Norris and pledged his support...sickening it is....

Colette Crowe
Colette Crowe
  • Colette Crowe

goes to show Annemarie that they don't care what people of Ireland think but when they want a vote it is a different story!!

Colette Crowe
Colette Crowe
  • Colette Crowe

fair play to david norris...he has manners to reply...

Aoife Fitzsimons
Aoife Fitzsimons

We shud march outside the dail so we can b heard at least we can say we tried cz if we do nothing we cant complain. Im in if anyone else wants to just organise a day tat suits everyone. It worked when people marched outside for the snas :/

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Aoife Fitzsimons

Yes Aoife a lot of people are suggesting that its definitely something I would like to do...we could bring the petition with us on the day...

Jessica Ferns
Jessica Ferns
  • Aoife Fitzsimons

Yes I wud definitely am always looking for a march to join. U need someone wit loads friends all over start spreading xxx

Aoife Fitzsimons
Aoife Fitzsimons
  • Aoife Fitzsimons

Only a few people have liked this status girls taught more wud but the budget will b here in no time and nothing will b done about it and everyone will still b giving out :/

Kim Christie
Kim Christie

i think they should cut the ones that are married

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Kim Christie

Kim no offence but being married dosn't necessarily mean that you are automatically better off...I'm married, but I was once a single Mother and I understand fully the plight of single Mothers but I can assure you now that I'm married it dosn't mean that I'm much better off especially in the current climate.....means test by all means there are married couples out there making huge sums a year that don't need the child benefit but I can assure you I'm not one of them and neither are the majority of people I know in a relationship or married!

Donna Sheridan
Donna Sheridan
  • Kim Christie

No Kim I think it should be mean test.. So the people who don't need it or collect it every month and put it into saving.. Shouldn't have it.. And leave the people that need it alone... A.K.A.. me and you...

Kim Christie
Kim Christie
  • Kim Christie

ok i hear what use are saying and i get ur point so i agree with what use r saying

Derek Croghan
Derek Croghan

always the poor get robbed.

Ann Egerton
Ann Egerton
  • Derek Croghan

rich people have kids too. should be means tested

Terence Barry
Terence Barry
  • Derek Croghan

The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty,equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and all of its parts, 'CHERISHING ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE NATION EQUALLY', and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien Government..........This is a part of the Proclamation of 1916. Cherishing all the Children of the Nation Equally. We should never Target the children for it is...

The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty,equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and all of its parts, 'CHERISHING ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE NATION EQUALLY', and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien Government..........This is a part of the Proclamation of 1916. Cherishing all the Children of the Nation Equally. We should never Target the children for it is Not their fault that they were born into wealth. But the rich must be taxed !

Brenda O Hagan
Brenda O Hagan
  • Derek Croghan

The citizens in Ireland are far from treated equally in today's society. do you mean their family allowance should be taxed or the rate of tax for high earners should go up?

Martin O'Sullivan
Martin O'Sullivan

so we will get a child rights referendum, and then they will take away the right not to live in poverty. I will be voting Yes however it will be a meaning less vote.

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Martin O'Sullivan

I know Martin it makes no sense.....the current Government make no sense at all....

Martin O'Sullivan
Martin O'Sullivan
  • Martin O'Sullivan

O they make sense, to bankers and the very rich who messed up this country. They simply expect us to pay for it.

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Martin O'Sullivan

Martin O'Sullivan Its a double edged sword alright......if I were one of the very rich people in this country I'd be frightened that one day really really soon I would have to try and bail out the country on my own because the rest of us will be living in poverty!

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice

Lads I think we should try and high light this group on one of the radio stations or indeed lots of them what do yes think? I mean since 4pm yesterday and its now 8.30am we have almost 5000 signatures! would be great to get a bit of exposure and get some bigwigs behind us? what do yes think? a few texts/emails to some of the bigger radio stations? I'm working today but tomorrow I'll be bombarding them myself, we have to be heard!

Aine Foley
Aine Foley
  • Annemarie Rice

Hi Anne Marie. I'm involved with people before profit in cork and have a few contacts in media. However they're sick of my voice and me giving out. If you FB your contact details I'll write press release to them. I'd suggest it be done every day; they get loads, so if you bombard them they're likely to respond. How about sending the petition to politicians and if the don't sign, publicly ask them why? Sen Norris might publicly back this if you ask him and the media love anything he's...

Hi Anne Marie. I'm involved with people before profit in cork and have a few contacts in media. However they're sick of my voice and me giving out. If you FB your contact details I'll write press release to them. I'd suggest it be done every day; they get loads, so if you bombard them they're likely to respond. How about sending the petition to politicians and if the don't sign, publicly ask them why? Sen Norris might publicly back this if you ask him and the media love anything he's involved with. Thanks for setting it up. I'll spread the word! Great to see like minded moms out there!!

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Annemarie Rice

tried to message you on FB hun but couldn't left a message on your page so hopefully you'll get that! x

Maura Murphy
Maura Murphy

Take the money that's needed from the wealthy,and get rid of the croke park deal that protects the public sector workers!!!thats why the ordinary joe soap is being screwed cause they are untouchable!!!leave child benefit alone!!!

Eileen Keelan
Eileen Keelan
  • Maura Murphy

well said Maura! Things are bad enough for parents of young children out there without more cuts!

Susan O'Brien
Susan O'Brien
  • Maura Murphy

How dare they tell us how to spend it! It's all for our children's benefit whether its saved for college or used for mortgage!
TDs are earning enough to be well set up too.
Don't start me !!!!!!!!

Susan O'Brien
Susan O'Brien
  • Maura Murphy

Public sector workers are struggling too as most are not on huge salaries like the untouchable consultants bringing in their private patients when public ones are waiting in hospital beds !!!!!!!

Ursula Byrne
Ursula Byrne

they would be better off going after the people living abroad using an Irish address & not giving one cent of their money here..

Helena Chillingworth Barry
Helena Chillingworth Barry
  • Ursula Byrne

ursela i totally agree!!!

Ursula Byrne
Ursula Byrne
  • Ursula Byrne

Tanx Helen it's so annoying the amount of people using their parent's addresses that don't live here & the Non-Nationals that never gave one cent here entitled to it without any questions & us having to nearly beg for it ALL WRONG I think anyway

Helena Chillingworth Barry
Helena Chillingworth Barry
  • Ursula Byrne

please god the government make the right decision for our children and not for their greed!!

Ursula Byrne
Ursula Byrne
  • Ursula Byrne

OUR Children don't count Helen they are the one's that will suffer b4 this petition I've sent umpteen letters about the amount of Bogus people claiming child benefit & they didn't do a thing to rectify it but I assure you us REAL parent's in our own country will be the 1st people they hit with this fiasco..Time to look abroad first thats their answer

Karen Pickering
Karen Pickering
  • Ursula Byrne

i agree with you too,hoe many people that dont live here but claim this money,find them and stop it

Jeremiah Keogh
Jeremiah Keogh
  • Ursula Byrne

5% of Irish citizens have 135 billion euro in Irish banks and pay no tax what ever to the Irish state, because they have moved there business abroad and only live in Ireland part of the year to avoid paying taxes. These are the people that sit down with our government and advise them on how to run our country.Our politicians are sycophants to these 5% rich and powerful tax dodgers .

Ursula Byrne
Ursula Byrne
  • Ursula Byrne

Dead right Jeremiah & the brains behind all this scam is allowing this elusive tax band like loads of authors & musicians here live SCOT FREE & yet all their money is located abroad..Time I either start writing crap like some of them or Sing like crap like the others I will be very very rich indeed..This country is full of artists..YUP SCAM ARTISTS

Ursula Byrne
Ursula Byrne
  • Ursula Byrne

well with respect I'm well aware we are all born somewhere BUT ur missing the point it's about thousands of Bogus people using Irish addresses & DO NOT live here yet are claiming C.A. nothing to do with other countries or employment abroad thats not my point..I know people using their parents addresses to claim maybe US Irish are sick of being grateful to the un-grateful!!

Chris Boyd
Chris Boyd
  • Ursula Byrne

IMHO the problem isn't people abroad claiming it. Its billionaire bondholders that wrecked the economy and their servants in the Dail. Their are of course a few billionaires who also don't actually live abroad but claim to and avoid tax. If we buy into that red herring put out by the government and the media (most of which is owned by those billionaires) then we only allow them to divide and rule when ordinary working people and the poor need to stand in solidarity no matter where they were born.

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice

Enda Kenny just came out there and said, when asked about cutting the child benefit 'we don't have money to throw around' and said we shouldn't forget that this country is in financial dire straits.....what the hell does that have to do with the children of this country? and seriously 'throw around' think more along the lines of helping to feed/clothe/school our kids since your ensuring that while wages are stagnant everything else is going up! cloud cuckoo land he lives in I'm sure of it! ;(

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Annemarie Rice

Thanks Marie, just looking into how I'm going to get all these signatures up to that crowd up in dublin...if I could manage it all I'd like to hand it in personally...they need to know how angry and frightened people really are...they don't seem to have a clue!

Paul Quilty
Paul Quilty
  • Annemarie Rice

he had 18.1 Billion to throw at Bond Holders this year alone

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Annemarie Rice

I know Paul its a disgrace, shameful.....picking on the vulnerable in Society seems to be this Governments main agenda.....keep sharing, inviting friends to sign as I will be presenting this petition to those that need to know the real truth!

Linda Comerford
Linda Comerford
  • Annemarie Rice

do they even care how angry and frightened people are ???

Karen Pickering
Karen Pickering
  • Annemarie Rice

they threw the money around,now expect us to suffer,its no better than an alcoholic father drinking the families money then beating them when theres no dinner!!!

Annemarie Rice
Annemarie Rice
  • Annemarie Rice

Well we can either moan and groan and do nothing or do something, anything to show them how we feel.....I don't know if it will change anything but I'm not sitting back and doing nothing anymore...

Martin O'Sullivan
Martin O'Sullivan
  • Annemarie Rice

Why not hand them in at the protest against the budget,

Mick Conlon
Mick Conlon
  • Annemarie Rice

Gov Have Money For AIB And There Own Huge Wages . Top People Bleeding This Country Snow White,

Jonathan Ó Mathúna
Jonathan Ó Mathúna
  • Annemarie Rice

they shit on us the people because they can get away with it

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