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Failure to reinstate Christmas bonus will result in parents turning to ruthless money lenders – Ó Snodaigh

17 November, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon Sinn Féin Social and Family Affairs Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said the failure of the Government to re-introduce the Christmas Social Welfare Payment will result in parents turning to ruthless money lenders in order to provide their children with a deserved Christmas.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“The failure to reconsider the proposed scrooge-like Christmas Bonus cut which will deny hundreds of thousands of children a deserved Christmas.

“Thousands of families rely on the much needed bonus to cover extra expenses which occur at this costly time of year and will result in parents turning to money lenders, inevitably compounding existing family money problems and forcing them into further catastrophic debt in the New Year.” ENDS

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