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Minister says Budget shouldn't just be seen in €5 increases

Oct 13, 2021 13:10 By News Northern Sound
Minister says Budget shouldn't just be seen in €5 increases Minister says Budget shouldn't just be seen in €5 increases
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Minister Heather Humphreys also dismissed claims that yesterday's announcement was "anti-rural".

The Social Protection Minister says Budget 2022 shouldn't be seen in just €5 increases.

All the main weekly social welfare payments, including the state pension, are to rise by a fiver.

Organisations such as Barnardos said Budget 2022 was a good start, but doesn't go far enough to protect the most vulnerable families in Ireland.

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Minister Heather Humphreys also dismissed claims that yesterday's announcement was "anti-rural".

Speaking to Northern Sound, she said the budget should be viewed from a wider perspective.

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