LHM Casey McGrath

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Social Measures


Minimum Wage   

Increased from €9.25 to €9.55 per hour from 1 January 2018.

Social Welfare

All weekly social welfare payments to be increased by €5 per week from the end of March.

Home Carer

Increased to €1,200 per year, increase of €100. 

Drug Payment Scheme

DPS Threshold has been reduced from €144 to €134.


Provision of an extra €18M per year for emergency accommodation for the homeless.