Another Daily Mail, sorry indpendent.ie (they are so similar these days with equal amounts of sh1te in both) tear jerker story looking for more money
Yes, I have some sympathy, but one question that has not been (and for some reason never is) asked in these puff pieces of rubbish is "Where's the father", why is he (or they in some cases) not contributing one cent?
I'll give some some free advice Grainne - get a court order for maintenance and make sure its enforced.
and as for your 25 year old daughter - surely if she's living there she should be contributing to the bills. - or was that just handily left out of the equation as it didn't suit the narrative of the indo's gutter style journalism?
Oh, I I suspect you also forgot about the huge supports the government has for disabled services (yes, they always want/need more, but its very good if compared internationally)
And lucky you don't live a few miles way across the border - the allowance is about 70% LOWER and children's allowance is also almost half the rate here. - I think your story should say "Thankfully we live here as we can get by with what we get unlike similar people in Northern Ireland who are on the breadline in the same situation"
Oh dear lord. Just waiting for the cavalry to arrive on this thread...
Don't mind asking for a simple increase, or for a tenner or even 25 quid. Go straight for the 100
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Another fooking clickbait, only came cuz free money and fook all. Thanks OP.
It's obvious you shouldn't steal, kill or be cruel.
I wonder how much it would cost the state to mind this disabled child if the mother wasn't doing it?
I think you picked the wrong story for this. I have a friend who’s a single mum to a very seriously disabled son, and its a hellish life. She has destroyed her back with lifting, and recently has been covered with bruises from her adult sized son hitting her. She would love to be able to work, it would be like time off for her! It’s no gravy train. She knows that quite soon she’s going to have to sign her son into full time state care, and it’s breaking her heart.
and before you ask, the father ran away to the other side of the planet and started a new family. Not a country that will enforce the maintenance order.
Just re maintenance, if this story doesn't make your blood boil, little will.
One clown went off for a nice weekend with his F*****g parents (who presumably are the Grandparents) albeit who knows these days.
Judge had enough Bullshit and about time
Is maith an scáthán súil charad.
But she's not asking for an extra €100 a week.
This is very much highlighting gutter journalists who write this omitting plenty of facts.
If the story was about supports and what extra is needed to assist those with disability, I'd be 100% supportive, but blanket €100 more money is not the angle to go for
Fair enough, I don’t think an extra 100 would make much difference to her - she needs respite care.
While I have sympathy for her situation, her numbers don’t add up. Leaving out the 26 year old, the basic amount per week is €219 + €90 (2x€45) + the middle child’s Domiciliary Carers Allowance of about €80 a week plus Children’s Allowance of €35 a week, totalling €424 a week.
Pity the judges don't do the same to mothers who breach orders for the fathers access to their children.
And a point well made 👍
Yeah. When I read the title I wasn't expecting a story about a woman with a disabled child. She is the type of person that should be supported. Actual scroungers should be stopped so that there is more for genuine cases.
I love a dole scrounger thread but Single mothers with disabled/autistic children have some of the hardest lives trying to raise their kid. Full sympathy goes to anyone in that situation.
Pity they're not allowed be named, what a bunch of wasters, I'm an acquaintance of the guy that was in the paper a couple weeks ago for buying sex toys, he's a degenerate fcuk with 2 house and works for cash caddying in lehinch, they should be named and shamed and given time if they don't want to pay up
I think this is actually what the thread is about. Theres no doubt this is a good cause and everyone will believe this person should be supported but the question is where do you draw the line?
This judge would, and has been known to do the same to mothers.
Judge 'seriously concerned' as mother accused of using Covid-19 as 'excuse' to stop dad's access (irishexaminer.com)
She takes no **** from anyone.
I knew who the judge was going to be before I even read the full article.
New low for Boards?
What’s the issue? She has enough money to pay her bills. They just don’t have anything left over for treats. Isn’t that an issue for many families?
Sob story indeed.
290 a week for a family of four isn't much of a life now is it
Im not having a discussion about how much the lady should get, in reality she should be asking for 200
But I don’t understand about installing prepay power because she can’t afford a bill? She is paying the standard rate plus a huge margin on standing charge for that setup, at the moment you can get up to 40% discount off supplier, that’s alone would save her a fortune over the year.
PrePay Power was brought in for landlord so they don’t get screwed with bills when tenants leave, why anyone would install in a house is puzzling to me
One of whom is a 26 year old adult, whose board payments should be making a substantial difference to the household income.
It’s not 290 a week, children allowance would be additional on top of that.
She is right to ask for more but she should be up front with what she gets because some people will pick holes in it and she will lose the message.
We have this lady getting hammered yet we have other who choose to sit around doing nothing and we push loads on money onto them. Like people complaining the PUP was gone, would it not be better to give the PuP to her?
That’s assuming the 26 year old isn’t working.
Ah yeah, just surviving. Sure what's wrong with that?
Theres more to life than just getting by and making sure the bills are paid. Taking care of sick children or family members is a 24/7/365 job. These 'treats' might just be something small that helps them keep going.
Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!
Getting some enjoyment out of life isn't much to ask for either.
It’s not the state’s responsibility to provide for enjoyment/ entertainment.
The DCA also brings with it an annual respite grant of €1700, so that another ~€33 a week. Presumably she also gets the fuel allowance as well - think that's about €20 a week or so?
Possibly a bit of a hard case to criticize (probably why it was chosen) but just goes to show the how biased or incompetent (take your pick) journalists such as this and Kitty Holland etc are - the complete picture is rarely given.
A parent who cares full time for a severely disabled child is saving the State an enormous amount of money. This woman will be likely be caring for this child for the rest of both their lives, so as long as she is still physically and mentally able. Imagine how much it would cost to provide full time care to an adult who couldn’t look after themselves, if there wasn’t a family member around to do it? Imagine if she decided she just can’t and won’t care for the child and the child would have to go into care? Begrudging her an extra few quid is pathetic.