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Interview on Budget cuts
Fiona O’Loughlin spoke to Tracey who lives in Clondalkin with her 18 month old son. Fiona: How have the cutbacks in recent budgets affected you and your family? Tracey: “I am single parent and I work part-time two days a week. My childcare costs me €75 per week so losing the early child care supplement will hit me very bad. I was getting €93 per month and this will now be cut to €45 per month until December but then it’s gone altogether. Between this and the other cutbacks I don’t know if it will be worth my while staying in work, even though I want to.