Labour promises €3 Child Benefit Hike 5 years ago

Labour promises €3 Child Benefit Hike

The Labour Party has revealed plans to "eradicate child poverty" by increasing the amount of child benefit paid to families by €3 per year until 2021.

If elected, the party, which launched its election manifesto today in Dublin, plans to boost the figure collected by 623,000 families every month from €144 to €155.

As Sinn Féin prepares to unveil a billboard campaign highlighting election promises broken by Labour in 2011, the Labour party is also dangling paid parental leave in front of stretched voters. High quality, affordable childcare, extended free GP care and school meals programmes are also on the list of lofty promises.

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Seven party leaders will then participate in tonight's leaders' debate on RTÉ from 9.35pm.