Report: Two out of 600,000 give up child benefit
on 02/01/2013 10:35:10
According to reports in the Irish Independent, two families returned their child benefit in 2012, in respect of one child each, meaning the State is now €3,360 better off.
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has been a critic of the allowance in the past , describing it as a "subsidy for people to have sex".
However, a spokesperson for the father-of-four declined to comment on whether he was one of the two parents who opted to give up the State benefit.