Changing child benefit

Wed, Oct 3, 2012, 01:00

Sir, – While we all welcome advice from time to time, can the Minister for Social Protection justify a cut in child benefit to those who are struggling on a daily basis, based on advice that comes from group of highly paid people – civil servants, members of State bodies and teaching staff from third-level collages. – Yours, etc,

PAT SAVAGE,

Wheaton Hall,

Drogheda,

Co Louth.

Sir, – Child benefit incentivises child production and child production should be limited to countries with a shortage of children.

When Irish children reach adulthood, they are promptly exported, meaning there must be a surplus of children in Ireland.

Abolish the child production subsidy and invest the money in something that yields a real return for the Irish people. – Yours, etc,

THOMAS O’BRIEN,

Derrytresk Road,

Coalisland,

Dungannon,

Co Tyrone.