Tánaiste Joan Burton TD reneges on promise to Lone Parents.

Deputy Seamus Healy has called on Minister Alan Kelly TD and Minister Tom Hayes TD to insist that Tánaiste Joan Burton TD keeps her promise to withdraw changes for Lone Parents due on 2nd July next. When Minister Burton first announced these changes’, she promised in April 2012 not to proceed with them unless affordable […]

Survey finds over half of preschools & crèches nationwide would close if Minister for Social Protection’s sick pay proposal is implemented

Over half of preschools and crèches nationwide would close if required to pay the first month’s sick pay for absent staff, if Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton’s sick pay proposal is implemented. This is according to sick pay survey published 1st August by Early Childhood Ireland, the representative group for preschools, daycare (crèches) and […]

SPARK campaign response to Minsiter Joan Burtons’ new proposals

SPARK (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of our Kids) is a diverse group of single parents who came together after Budget 2012 to campaign against various cuts that attacked our families. Yesterday, Minister Joan Burton announced that fathers must be named on the birth certificates of all children born in Ireland to lone parents. SPARK believe that […]

SPARK- single parents response to Minister Joan Burton’s speach in Dail

SPARK is a group of single parents who came together via social media sites to form a campaign group opposed to various cuts proposed in Budget 2012. Lone parents from the SPARK campaign welcome that our hard work in our campaign, along with many other groups, has forced Minister Joan Burton and the Labour Party […]