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Ó Snodaigh meets SPARK campaign group in preparation for report on Single Working Age Payment

26 January, 2012 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin Social Protection Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh has today met with the campaign group SPARK (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of our Kids).

Deputy Ó Snodiagh met the group as part of the consultation process for his report on the Single Working Age Payment for the Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection.

Speaking after the meeting today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“The Single Working Age Payment could be the single biggest change to our social welfare system in the history of the state.

“I am delighted to have been appointed rapporteur for the committee to compile a report on the consequences of amalgamating all social welfare payments into one single payment.

“I have been meeting groups that would be most affected by such a move including SPARK who have been doing great work on behalf of single parents throughout the state.

“It is important that all of those affected are afforded an opportunity to voice their opinion on such a fundamental proposal.” ENDS

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