Responding to Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin’s announcement that there will be cuts to social welfare and child benefit, Anna Visser, Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland, has called for a rigorous and transparent application of the Departments own Poverty Impact Assessment procedure.
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