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  • Child Benefit rates will be €130 per month for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd child from January 2013.

 

  • The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will reduce by €50.

 

  • €14 million per annum will be allocated from the Department of Social Protection to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to provide over 6,000 part-time afterschool childcare places for low income parents availing of an employment opportunity.

 

  • An additional €2 million will be allocated to the School Meals Programme.

 

  • €2.5 million will be allocated to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for its Area Based Child Poverty Initiative.
Last modified:05/12/2012
 

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