Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has pledged to do “whatever is legally required and morally fair” after thousands of people were denied payments to people with disabilities. bottom.
Speaking at a party convention in the Finne-Gale parliament, Varadkar said the government would “get to the bottom of it” the historic disability compensation issue and “do whatever is legally required and morally just.” rice field.
He also said that all facts would be gathered before decisions were made, and that “selectively cited leaked draft memos do not tell the truth about what happened in the past.” said.
This week, RTÉ announced that the country has refused to pay up to 12,000 people with disabilities, and that the government said in 2011 that if these people sued the state for payments, their lawsuits could be won. I made it clear that I was advised that I was highly sexual.
According to legal advice, Varadkar said the state “has no foothold” over its decision not to pay Disability Maintenance Allowance (DPMA) to vulnerable people in residential care.
Mr Varadkar also spoke about the ongoing debate over the state’s legal strategy to contain potential legal costs for patients in private nursing homes. He is seeking a report from the Attorney General and said the government is “seeking all the documents” but that “the government has acted lawfully to protect taxpayers and the budget for essential health services.” I am sure of that.”
Mr Varadkar advised that politicians should “until all the facts are gathered before making judgments”.
Varadkar also came under pressure from his backbench TD to extend a series of cost-of-living measures beyond the spring.
At Wednesday night’s parliamentary party convention, there were calls for Mr. Varadkar to extend the fuel excise tax cuts set to expire in the coming weeks.
It is understood that talks between coalition leaders and Chancellor of the Exchequer Michael McGrath are scheduled to begin next week ahead of announcements on a number of measures.
Reduced VAT rates for gas and electricity are due to expire at the end of February, as will reduced excise rates for gasoline, diesel and household kerosene, as well as a ban on energy cuts.
TD also confirms to Taoiseach that the company is aware of its eligibility under the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS), a scheme set up to help small businesses struggling with skyrocketing energy costs. I asked for
In response, Varadkar chilled hopes, stating, “One of the well-prepared decisions the country made to ease the cost of living was not to develop a mini-budget in mid-2022 as requested by the opposition. , and as a result, more financial resources are available for last fall’s budget and for the winter when it was most needed.”
At the Fianna Foyle party convention there was a broad discussion about the scale of the challenges in accommodating refugees arriving in Ireland from Ukraine and other countries.
A number of TDs, including Jim O’Callaghan, Robert Troy and Eugene Murphy, expressed concern about the state’s response, but the hotel was forced to wait months for the large sum owed by the state as part of the contract. Some questioned why. To house refugees and asylum seekers.
According to two sources, Tanaist has taken to the point that a better system of payment processing is needed. Concerns were also raised at the meeting about the rise of far-right forces and their role in protests across the country. Children’s Integration Minister Roderick O’Gorman is likely to be asked to appear before a future parliamentary party convention to address the issues raised.
Martin also announced at the meeting the appointment of Housing Minister Darrah O’Brien and Transport Minister Jack Chambers Super Junior to the Electoral Commission for next year’s local and European elections. , and Mr. Chambers will oversee local elections. Mr Martin said at the meeting that he planned to put Fianna Foyle in a position where the party could win both seats.