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Budget 2022 reaction: Minister Robert Troy

Oct 13, 2021 12:10 By Shannonside News
Budget 2022 reaction: Minister Robert Troy Budget 2022 reaction: Minister Robert Troy
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The details of Budget 2022 have been announced with free contraception for young women, an increase in the SUSI grant and the recruitment of almost a thousand new teachers.

The Help-to-Buy scheme is being retained while a 5 euro across the board increase in social welfare rates have been confirmed.

Among the big winners are pensioners and social welfare recipients getting across the board increases in a large social welfare budget.

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While young people did relatively well - with half-price public transport for under 23s, free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 and an increase in the minimum wage - there was nothing in the budget for renters.

Longford Westmeath TD Robert Troy spoke to Kevin McGillicuddy on the Bottom line about the Budget:

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