Politicians didn’t give a damn how cuts affected mothers

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Politicians didn’t give a damn how cuts affected mothers


Lone parents, who are mainly women, lost 11pc, compared with single men and women without children, who are down 6pc. (Stock image)
Lone parents, who are mainly women, lost 11pc, compared with single men and women without children, who are down 6pc. (Stock image)

So now there is proof that women bore the brunt of the crash – as the mainly male government parties divvied out the cuts.

It’s shocking that some women lost up to 16pc of their income over the last decade as Fianna Fáil and the Greens, in particular, wielded the axe on welfare and pushed up tax.

On average, women lost 9pc. Men did not get off scot-free, but a lot more lightly as their income slumped by 6pc.

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