Ó Clochartaigh calls for pre-budget debate on social protection
Sinn Féin senator, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, has called for a pre-budget Seanad debate on social protection.
The senator was speaking after receiving a pre-budget submission from the Carers’ Association.
“The carers are calling for protection of income support for carers, protection if the household benefits package, the removal of the habitual residence condition for those in a caring role, training and increased respite support.
“There is also a backlog of social protection appeals which must be tackled.
“Sinn Féin supports the call of the Carers Association for these basic provisions for people who contribute so much to our society and to their loved ones.
“The leader of the Seanad, has said he will facilitate a debate as soon as we resume after the break and I hope he will follow through on that.”