Minister Lenihan announces Christmas bonus payment for children in care
Mr. Brian Lenihan, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children today (24 November, 2004) announced that a Christmas Bonus payment would be paid in respect of children in foster care and those in residential care.
The Minister is delighted to be in a position to make available a special Christmas Bonus payment this year for children in foster care to the amount of €107 per child in foster care. The Minister also announced an additional special payment of €127 per child for those children in the residential care of the State. “ I am delighted to be in a position to assist these children in some small way in having a happy Christmas” the Minister said.