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  • Posted by Audry Deane  on 23 October 2013 | 0 comments
    Unless you are five or under getting sick has just become more expensive.
    If you have a medical card each prescription item you need will now cost you €2.50 up to a ceiling of €25 a month per household. If you are seventy or over and have an income of €500 a week, or €900 a week if you are a couple, you will lose your full medical card and have to...
  • Posted by John-Mark McCafferty  on 22 October 2013 | 0 comments
    Budget 2014 attacks young people
    For most people in receipt of social welfare, Government kept its promise of not cutting weekly social welfare payments. That’s a welcome result of our campaign for fairness in Budget 2014. But that promise doesn’t cover everyone. Young people are being penalised by the social...
  • Posted by Caroline Fahey  on 21 October 2013 | 0 comments
    Budget 2014 – the SVP analysis
    Although some individuals and families were protected from the worst of the cuts in Budget 2014, it is clear that the struggles for thousands of others will be worsened from January 2014. While a number of the SVP’s key demands were met (protection of most social welfare payments, family...
  • Posted by John-Mark McCafferty  on 10 October 2013 | 0 comments
    A Cause for Celebration?
    I’m 40 today – or at least on the day this blog went live. Colleagues marked it with cake, coffee and kind words, which were greatly appreciated. The occasion punctuated an otherwise routine office day – if such a thing exists in SVP. 
  • Posted by Audry Deane  on 04 October 2013 | 0 comments
    Poverty Bites
    The recession is not just hitting people in their pockets, it is hitting them in their stomachs. In 2010 one in ten people in Ireland couldn’t access or afford a healthy diet
  • Posted by Caroline Fahey  on 25 September 2013 | 0 comments
    Your voice heard
    Your voices, your messages and the stories about your lives are so powerful that they had to be shared
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