I just saw it recently again, while looking into another SW matter and along with it being absolutely disgusting if enforced against Irish and UK citizens, it seems to be highly ambiguous!
If you come here from abroad (EU) as a single parent does it apply as your payment would be similar to the child benefit payment which is payable to such a person even if they have no contact with their children or that their children have never set foot in Ireland (indeed I know of a case of a Russian Lithuanian who is claiming for children with his wife and girlfriend, all of whom except him live there and it gets paid directly to him and drank directly by him)
Also if denied can you qualify for supplementary welfare, virtually the same?
And what is the common travel area?
Can those young people spending a year in Oz be caught under it?
How can it possibly be constitutional?
Has Mickey Ring TD anything to say about it recently, he couldn't shut up on the matter prior to the last GE?