FF launches Discussion Paper on Refundable Tax Credits for the Lower Paid

240,000 lower-income people could benefit from changes to tax system. State should refund unused tax credits to workers. Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection and Social Equality, Willie O’Dea TD, has launched a discussion paper on reforming Ireland’s tax system so refundable tax credits can be provided for the lowest paid. He commented: “The taxation

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CARERS DESERVE GREATER SUPPORT – O’DEA

Fianna Fáil has published a new position paper which aims to give more support and assistance to carers.  These people play a vital role in our society, undertaking to look after an older person or person with a disability at a significantly reduced cost to the state.  Despite the huge sacrifice they make on a

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O’Dea calls for suspension of travel pass review

Fianna Fáil has tabled a motion calling for the immediate suspension of a review of the free travel pass.  The review by the Department of Social Protection is understood to be focusing on a number of changes to the travel pass, which currently provides free travel to people over the age of 65.   The

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Travel pass review is yet another attack on older people

Travel pass review is yet another attack on older people – O’Dea Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection Willie O’Dea is calling on Minister Burton to suspend her department’s review on the Free Travel Pass. An examination of the scheme, which provides free travel to people over the age of 65 is underway, with a

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